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Commensal Leucothoidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Part II: sponge-dwellers

Author(s): Kristine White | James Reimer

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 166;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Leucothoidae | Ryukyus | Okinawa | Japan | new species | commensal | Leucothoe akaoni | Leucothoe bise | Leucothoe daisukei | Leucothoe hashi | Leucothoe lecroyae | Leucothoe nagatekubi | Leucothoe nurunuru | Leucothoe ouraensis | Leucothoe togatta | Leucothoe toribe

Commensal leucothoid amphipods have been collected from the canals of their sponge hosts throughout the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Eleven new species are described in the genus Leucothoe with valuable location data and host records. An identification key to sponge-dwelling Leucothoidae of the Ryukyu Archipelago is provided.

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