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Cydippida_spB_Lindsayetal2015_Fig51.14
Cydippida_spB_Lindsayetal2015_Fig51.14
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Lindsay, D.J., Umetsu, M., Grossmann, M.M., Miyake, H. and Yamamoto, H. 2015. The gelatinous macroplankton community at the Hatoma Knoll hydrothermal vent. in Ishibashi, J., Okino, K. and Sunamura, M. Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Global Hydrothermal Systems; TAIGA Concept. Springer, Japan. Chapter 51, 639–666. DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-54865-2_51
 Without information on the branching pattern of the interradial and adradial canals it is impossible to tell to which group of the polyphyletic “Cydippida” this species belongs. Tentacle bulbs angled parallel to the oral-aboral axis do not exist in any of the currently described species and we have therefore treated it here as a new genus and species. The stomodaeum may be pigmented along at least half of its length but the video resolution was not high enough to determine if the colour was from an ingested prey item or in the walls of the stomodaeum itself. This species closely resembles the animal on the back cover of Kovacs and Madin (1996).
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