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Free Content Alcyonidium Albescens (Ectoprocta: Ctenostomata) a New Species from the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States

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Aleyonidium albeseens, new species, is described from colonies encrusting blue crabs from the Beaufort, North Carolina area. The species is characterized by its whitish to gray coloration, flat colony surface, low orificial papillae, sparse kenozooids, distinct zooid boundaries, and preference for motile substrata, particularly living blue crabs and horseshoe crabs.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 1999

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