MEPS 277:297-299 (2004)  -  doi:10.3354/meps277297

Occurrence of the phylum Cycliophora in the Mediterranean

Oldrich Nedved*

Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, and Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences, Branisovská 31, 37005 Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic

ABSTRACT: Symbion pandora is the single described species of the animal phylum Cycliophora, and was discovered in 1995 on the coast of northern Europe. Specimens have recently been found in the Adriatic Sea, at the Istria Peninsula on the Croatian coast, on the mouthparts of lobster Homarus gammarus.


KEY WORDS: Symbion pandora · Lobster · Homarus · Croatia · Adriatic Sea


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