A NEW SPECIES OF LIMNORIID SEAGRASS BORER (ISOPODA) FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN

A NEW SPECIES OF LIMNORIID SEAGRASS BORER (ISOPODA) FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN A NEW SPECIES OF LIMNORIID SEAGRASS BORER (ISOPODA) FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN BY L. J. COOKSON 1 / and M. LORENTI 2 / 1 / CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Private Bag 10, Clayton South MDC, Victoria 3169, Australia 2 / Laboratorio di Ecologia del Benthos, Stazione Zoologica ‘A. Dohrn’ di Napoli, Punta S. Pietro, I-80077 Ischia Porto, Naples, Italy ABSTRACT Limnoria mazzellae sp. nov. (Isopoda, Limnoriidae) was collected in the western Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea near Italy, from the scales of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica . This Ž nding brings to Ž ve the number of Limnoria species known to inhabit and bore seagrasses. L. mazzellae is most similar in appearance to the wood borer L. tuberculata Sowinsky, 1884. RÉSUMÉ Limnoria mazzellae sp. nov. (Isopoda, Limnoriidae) a été récolté en Méditerranée occidentale et en mer Adriatique près de l’Italie, dans les écailles de Posidonia oceanica . Cette trouvaille porte à cinq le nombre d’espèces de Limnoria connues comme habitant et forant les plantes aquatiques. L. mazzellae est d’aspect très ressemblant au foreur de bois L. tuberculata Sowinsky, 1884. INTRODUCTION The isopod family Limnoriidae contains the genera Paralimnoria Menzies, 1957, Limnoria Leach, 1814, and Lynseia Poore, 1987, all http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Crustaceana Brill

A NEW SPECIES OF LIMNORIID SEAGRASS BORER (ISOPODA) FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN

Crustaceana , Volume 74 (4): 339 – Jan 1, 2001

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A NEW SPECIES OF LIMNORIID SEAGRASS BORER (ISOPODA) FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN BY L. J. COOKSON 1 / and M. LORENTI 2 / 1 / CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Private Bag 10, Clayton South MDC, Victoria 3169, Australia 2 / Laboratorio di Ecologia del Benthos, Stazione Zoologica ‘A. Dohrn’ di Napoli, Punta S. Pietro, I-80077 Ischia Porto, Naples, Italy ABSTRACT Limnoria mazzellae sp. nov. (Isopoda, Limnoriidae) was collected in the western Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea near Italy, from the scales of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica . This Ž nding brings to Ž ve the number of Limnoria species known to inhabit and bore seagrasses. L. mazzellae is most similar in appearance to the wood borer L. tuberculata Sowinsky, 1884. RÉSUMÉ Limnoria mazzellae sp. nov. (Isopoda, Limnoriidae) a été récolté en Méditerranée occidentale et en mer Adriatique près de l’Italie, dans les écailles de Posidonia oceanica . Cette trouvaille porte à cinq le nombre d’espèces de Limnoria connues comme habitant et forant les plantes aquatiques. L. mazzellae est d’aspect très ressemblant au foreur de bois L. tuberculata Sowinsky, 1884. INTRODUCTION The isopod family Limnoriidae contains the genera Paralimnoria Menzies, 1957, Limnoria Leach, 1814, and Lynseia Poore, 1987, all

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