A new species of the genus Liljeborgia Spence Bate, 1862 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Liljeborgiidae) associated with the burrows of the spoon worm Urechis unicinctus in the Sea of Japan

  • A new symbiotic species of liljeborgiid amphipods, Liljeborgia associata sp. nov., is described from the burrows of the spoon worm Urechis unicinctus (Drasche, 1880) (Annelida: Polychaeta: Echiura: Urechidae) in the southern part of Peter the Great Bay and Posjeta Bay in the Sea of Japan. The new species is mostly similar and probably related to Liljeborgia geminata Barnard, 1969, known from the Californian coasts of the USA, and Liljeborgia serratoides Tzvetkova, 1967, described from Posjeta Bay in the Sea of Japan, but can be clearly distinguished from all congeners by morphological features of mouthparts, appendages and telson. The new species is only the fourth in the family Liljeborgiidae to be described from the Russian coast of the northwestern Pacific and the first in association with spoon worms (Echiura).

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Author:Ivan Marin
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy : 613
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (613)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2020
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/08/20
Tag:Diversity; association; barcoding; boreal; northwestern Pacific
Page Number:19
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0