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Ingolfiellamaldivensis sp. n. (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Ingolfiellidae) from coral reef sand off Magoodhoo island, Maldives.

Vonk R, Jaume D - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: Six females were found and compared to other species from the Maldives and those bordering the Indian Ocean and beyond.Morphological resemblance ties it to a species from the Caribbean island of Curaçao.Both species are found in shallow sublittoral interstitial spaces.

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Affiliation: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P. O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands ; Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1098 XH, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
A new species of marine interstitial wormshrimp, Ingolfiellamaldivensis, is described from coral sand on the inner and outer reef off Magoodhoo island, Faafu atoll, Maldives. Six females were found and compared to other species from the Maldives and those bordering the Indian Ocean and beyond. Morphological resemblance ties it to a species from the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Both species are found in shallow sublittoral interstitial spaces.

No MeSH data available.


Map of dive sites around Magoodhoo island, Faafu atoll, Republic of the Maldives (Modified from Montano et al. 2014). Stations 3 (inner reef) and 10 (outer reef) contained ingolfiellid amphipods.
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Figure 5: Map of dive sites around Magoodhoo island, Faafu atoll, Republic of the Maldives (Modified from Montano et al. 2014). Stations 3 (inner reef) and 10 (outer reef) contained ingolfiellid amphipods.

Mentions: The six specimens of the new species were collected from two different sites (Fig. 5) by SCUBA diving between 2–25 m depth. A plastic probing tube of 12 cm and a diameter of 2.5 cm was drilled by hand into the sand at selected places were the top layer of coarse reef sand is thick enough as to allow vertical to slightly skewed probing. The top of the tube contains a small hole for escape of excess water. Then the tube is carefully removed, with the top closed and so creating a vacuum suction that prevents the sediment from falling out. After this a lid is quickly placed over the opening.


Ingolfiellamaldivensis sp. n. (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Ingolfiellidae) from coral reef sand off Magoodhoo island, Maldives.

Vonk R, Jaume D - Zookeys (2014)

Map of dive sites around Magoodhoo island, Faafu atoll, Republic of the Maldives (Modified from Montano et al. 2014). Stations 3 (inner reef) and 10 (outer reef) contained ingolfiellid amphipods.
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Figure 5: Map of dive sites around Magoodhoo island, Faafu atoll, Republic of the Maldives (Modified from Montano et al. 2014). Stations 3 (inner reef) and 10 (outer reef) contained ingolfiellid amphipods.
Mentions: The six specimens of the new species were collected from two different sites (Fig. 5) by SCUBA diving between 2–25 m depth. A plastic probing tube of 12 cm and a diameter of 2.5 cm was drilled by hand into the sand at selected places were the top layer of coarse reef sand is thick enough as to allow vertical to slightly skewed probing. The top of the tube contains a small hole for escape of excess water. Then the tube is carefully removed, with the top closed and so creating a vacuum suction that prevents the sediment from falling out. After this a lid is quickly placed over the opening.

Bottom Line: Six females were found and compared to other species from the Maldives and those bordering the Indian Ocean and beyond.Morphological resemblance ties it to a species from the Caribbean island of Curaçao.Both species are found in shallow sublittoral interstitial spaces.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P. O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands ; Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1098 XH, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
A new species of marine interstitial wormshrimp, Ingolfiellamaldivensis, is described from coral sand on the inner and outer reef off Magoodhoo island, Faafu atoll, Maldives. Six females were found and compared to other species from the Maldives and those bordering the Indian Ocean and beyond. Morphological resemblance ties it to a species from the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Both species are found in shallow sublittoral interstitial spaces.

No MeSH data available.