A new species of the genus electra (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) from Southern Oman, Arabian Sea: A new species of bryozoa from southern Oman

Elena A. Nikulina, Andrew N. Ostrovsky, Michel Claereboudt

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Abstract

A new cheilostome bryozoan Electra omanensis n. sp. is described in Southern Oman (Dhofar Region, Arabian Sea) and is also the first description of any bryozoan from this area. The new species morphologically most resembles Electra indica (Menon and Nair (Mar Biol Ass India 17:553–579, 1975), but differs in (1) colony shape – colonies consist of long narrow branching strips, and (2) in the shape of the gymnocystal spines. The combination of these features is sufficiently distinctive and allows discriminating the new species from all other known species in this genus. Genetic analyses of nuclear and mitochondrial ribosomal genes also support separate species status for this species of Electra.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages203-216
Number of pages14
Volume143
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
Volume143
ISSN (Print)2193-858X
ISSN (Electronic)2193-8571

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Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Molecular systematics
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Nikulina, E. A., Ostrovsky, A. N., & Claereboudt, M. (2013). A new species of the genus electra (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) from Southern Oman, Arabian Sea: A new species of bryozoa from southern Oman. In Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences (Vol. 143, pp. 203-216). (Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences; Vol. 143). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16411-8_14