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A small collection of Endeis juveniles (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida: Endeidae) sorted from the fouling organisms on the R/V Dayangyihao

, Dong Sun, Peng Tian, Dinyong Huang, ,
Published: 8 April 2021
Biodiversity Data Journal , Volume 9; doi:10.3897/bdj.9.e62343

Abstract: Endeis straughani Clark, 1970 was originally described from Queensland, Australia. Its range was extended to Ghana, West Africa when E. picta Bamber, 1979 was synonymised with E. straughani by Staples (1982). The current paper extends this range further, to include Port Louis, Mauritius. Five immature individuals gathered amongst hydroids during the 5th leg of the DY125-34 expedition were tentatively identified as E. straughani juveniles. Since these were collected from the fouling community on the ship’s hull, they probably originated in Port Louis (Mauritius) when the ship was docked there.
Keywords: Indian Ocean / new record / Mauritius / fouling communities on ship hulls

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