A new species of Arachnanthus from the Red Sea (Cnidaria, Ceriantharia)

Sérgio N. Stampar, Suraia O. El Didi, Gustav Paulay, Michael L. Berumen

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A new species of the genus Arachnanthus (Cnidaria: Ceriantharia), Arachnanthus lilith Stampar & El Didi, sp. n., is described. This species is widely distributed in the Red Sea, and recorded from 2–30 m depths. Arachnanthus lilith Stampar & El Didi, sp. n. is the fifth species of the genus and the first recorded from the Red Sea. The number of labial tentacle pseudocycles, arrangement of mesenteries, and distribution of acontioids allow the differentiation of the new species from other species of the genus.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
Issue number748
StatePublished - Apr 4 2018

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): CRG-01-BER-2012-002
Acknowledgements: SED is thankful to the CNPq for a fellowship. This work was partly supported by São Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP 2015/24408-4, 2016/50389-0, 2017/50028-0, CNPq 404121/2016-0 and CAPES/CNPQ – PROTAX II 88882.156878/2016-01 to SNS, as well as the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (award number CRG-01-BER-2012-002 to MLB). We are also grateful to Drs. Bert W. Hoeksema and Kensuke Yanagi for their helpful comments and suggestions.


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