Anoplodactylus ophiurophilus n. sp., a sea spider associated with brittle stars in the Seychelles
Bijdragen tot de dierkunde , Volume 48 - Issue 2 p. 156- 160
A new species of Pycnogonida, Anoplodactylus ophiurophilus, is described. It is associated with three species of the genus Ophiocoma in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean) and constitutes the first recorded case of a sea spider found on Ophiuroidea. In comparison with the 83 species actually recognized in Anoplodactylus, the new species shows hardly any morphological adaptations due to this remarkable association.
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Stock, J.H. (1979). Anoplodactylus ophiurophilus n. sp., a sea spider associated with brittle stars in the Seychelles. Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 48(2), 156–160.