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Free Content Copepoda Associated with Gorgonaceans (Cnidaria) in the Indo-Pacific

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Four new copepods associated with gorgonaceans are described: Doridicola rumphellae n. sp., from Rumphella antipathes in New Caledonia, and Paramolgus dapsilis n. sp., from Suberogorgia reticulata, at Bohol in the Philippines and at Ceram (both Poecilostomatoida); Orecturus finitimus n. sp., from Acanthogorgia sp. at Banda in the Moluccas and Villogorgia intricata at Bohol, and Orecturus forticulus n. sp., from Melitodes ochracea at Banda (both Siphonostomatoida). New records are added for: Acanthomolgus combinatus Humes, 1974, from Echinogorgia sp. at Banda; Acanthomolgus astrictus Humes and Stock, 1973, from Muricella sp. and Villogorgia intricata at Bohol, from Acalycigorgia sp., Muricella sp., and Acanthogorgia sp. in the Moluccas, and Rumphella antipathes in New Caledonia; Doridicola cinctus from Rumphella antipathes in New Caledonia; Forhania philippinensis Humes, 1990, and Thamnomolgus nodulus Humes, 1990, both from Villogorgia intricata at Bohol; Orecturus grandisetiger Humes, 1992, from Acanthogorgia sp., at Banda; and Asteropontius latus Humes, 1992, from Villogorgia intricata at Bohol.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1993-11-01

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