Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States: Dicyemida

Short, Robert B. (1991) Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States: Dicyemida. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 100)

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This manual treats the six species of dicyemid mesozoans that have been reported in three species of hosts (Octopus vulgaris, O. joubini, and O. briareus) from the eastern coast of North America and the Gulf of Mexico, including the Florida Keys. All are parasites of species of Octopus and are in the genus Dicyema, family Dicyemidae. In the introduction, the life cycle, as known, and the general morphology of dicyemids are briefly described, and methods are given for collecting and preparing material for study. These are followed by a key to species and by an annotated checklist, which includes data, some hitherto unpublished, on their known prevalence in hosts from various localities including Bimini and Bermuda.(PDF file contains 20 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States: Dicyemida
Personal Creator/Author:
Short, Robert B.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 100
Date: 1991
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 2715
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 02:08
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:31

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