Interstitial hoplonemertean Ototyphlonemertes norenburgi (Nemertea: Monostilifera) from Okinawa, Japan

Hiroshi Kajihara, Kotaro Tamura, Hiroshi Yamasaki

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Abstract

The interstitial monostiliferous hoplonemertean Ototyphlonemertes norenburgiKajihara, Tamura & Tomioka, 2018 has been known only by the original description from Vietnam. We confirmed the species’ distribution ranging to Japanese waters by comparison of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene sequences from specimens collected in Onna, Okinawa. The morphology of the Okinawan specimens is briefly described with photomicrographic images. This is the first record of O. norenburgi from Japan, representing a second report of the species in the world, as well as the fifth congener known from the country.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
JournalFauna Ryukyuana
Volume46
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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