Occurrence of the Amphipod Leucothoides Pottsi Shoemaker in the Tunicate Ecteinascidia Turbinata Herdman From Big Pine Key, Florida, U.S.A

Occurrence of the Amphipod Leucothoides Pottsi Shoemaker in the Tunicate Ecteinascidia Turbinata... NOTES AND NEWS OCCURRENCE OF THE AMPHIPOD LEUCOTHOIDES POTTSI SHOEMAKER IN THE TUNICATE ECTEINASCIDIA TURBINATA HERDMAN FROM BIG PINE KEY, FLORIDA, U.S.A. BY JAMES DARWIN THOMAS Newfound Harbor Marine Institute, Big Pine Key, Fla. 33043, U.S.A. Specimens of Leucothoide.r pott.ri Shoemaker, 1933 are routinely taken from the tunicate Ecteina.rcidia turbiiiata Herdman, 1880 in the shallow waters at the south- western tip of Big Pine Key, Florida. Observations of the aanphipod within the tunicate show Leucothoide.r pottsi to be an inquiline feeding on food particles brought in by water currents created by the tunicate. E. turbinata is locally abundant and one of the most common ascidians in the West Indian Region (Van Name, 1945). The colony in this species consists of clusters of individuals connected at their base by stolons which also attach the colony to the substrate. Zooids in life are bright orange, and individual zooids reach a maximum size of 20 mm. Most of the amphipods were found in zooids larger than 15 mm. E. turbinata is common in harbors and shallow waters of the Florida Keys, but amphipods were found only in tunicates taken in or around shallow sponge and patch reef communities (1-2 m). Although http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Crustaceana Brill

Occurrence of the Amphipod Leucothoides Pottsi Shoemaker in the Tunicate Ecteinascidia Turbinata Herdman From Big Pine Key, Florida, U.S.A

Crustaceana , Volume 37 (1): 107 – Jan 1, 1979

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© 1979 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0011-216x
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1568-5403
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10.1163/156854079X00104
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NOTES AND NEWS OCCURRENCE OF THE AMPHIPOD LEUCOTHOIDES POTTSI SHOEMAKER IN THE TUNICATE ECTEINASCIDIA TURBINATA HERDMAN FROM BIG PINE KEY, FLORIDA, U.S.A. BY JAMES DARWIN THOMAS Newfound Harbor Marine Institute, Big Pine Key, Fla. 33043, U.S.A. Specimens of Leucothoide.r pott.ri Shoemaker, 1933 are routinely taken from the tunicate Ecteina.rcidia turbiiiata Herdman, 1880 in the shallow waters at the south- western tip of Big Pine Key, Florida. Observations of the aanphipod within the tunicate show Leucothoide.r pottsi to be an inquiline feeding on food particles brought in by water currents created by the tunicate. E. turbinata is locally abundant and one of the most common ascidians in the West Indian Region (Van Name, 1945). The colony in this species consists of clusters of individuals connected at their base by stolons which also attach the colony to the substrate. Zooids in life are bright orange, and individual zooids reach a maximum size of 20 mm. Most of the amphipods were found in zooids larger than 15 mm. E. turbinata is common in harbors and shallow waters of the Florida Keys, but amphipods were found only in tunicates taken in or around shallow sponge and patch reef communities (1-2 m). Although

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