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Botrylloides crystallinus n. sp., a new Botryllinae Adams & Adams, 1858 (Ascidiacea) from Mediterranean Sea

Anne BAY-NOUAILHAT, Wilfried BAY-NOUAILHAT, Fabio GASPARINI & Riccardo BRUNETTI

en Zoosystema 42 (9) - Pages 131-138

Published on 31 March 2020

Botrylloides crystallinus n. sp., collected on sublittoral hard substrata in North Mediterranean Sea is here described. The species presents a seasonal life cycle with a spring-summer regression of the zooids and their buds as known in the congeneric species B. leachii (Savigny, 1816), from which however differs in many unusual morphological traits.


Keywords :

Styelidae, Botryllinae, aestivation, Mediterranean Sea, new species

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