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TWO NEW SPECIES OF XARIFIA HUMES, 1960 (COPEPODA, XARIFIIDAE) ASSOCIATED WITH CORALS OF TAIWAN

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Two new species of copepods of the genus Xarifia Humes, 1960 (Poecilostomatoida, Xarifiidae) associated with scleractinian corals of Taiwan are described. They are: X. insolita n. sp. from Tubastraea aurea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) and X. longa n. sp. from Porites latistella Quelch, 1886. The former species is characteristic in having 2 spines on the third segment of legs 1-4. The latter species has a combination of the following features : region dorsal to fifth legs with 3 long, equally long, posteriorly directed processes; long caudal ramus; an armature of 3, 22 + 1 aesthetascs, 2 + 1 aesthetascs on the antennule; and each of the first two segments of the maxilliped with 2 round protrusions.

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, No. 1 Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei 106, Taiwan;, Email: jsho@csulb.edu; 2: Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90840-3702, U.S.A.; 3: Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, No. 1 Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei 106, Taiwan

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2007-09-01
2016-12-02

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