Amathia distans Busk, 1886,

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M., 2017, Diversity of marine bryozoans inhabiting demosponges in northeastern Brazil, Zootaxa 4290 (2), pp. 281-323: 289-290

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4290.2.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0AE2706B-F77D-4903-B3A6-BB11891CD67B

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511488

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BF6087E4-8152-B50F-999D-FA6C97AC2EFC

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Plazi

scientific name

Amathia distans Busk, 1886
status

 

Amathia distans Busk, 1886 

( Figs. 22–23View FIGURES 18 – 23. 18 – 21)

Amathia distans Busk, 1886: 33  , pl. 7, fig. 1; Vieira et al. 2008: 10; Fehlauer-Ale et al. 2011: 56 View Cited Treatment , figs. 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 (cum syn.); Migotto et al. 2011: 269; Marques et al. 2013: 271; Vieira et al. 2014: 514; Almeida et al. 2015b: 3.

Material examined. UFBA 1581, UFBA 2349–50, Todos os Santos Bay, 13°00’S, 38°32’W, 3–8 m, coll. 2013 (on sponge Callyspongia  sp.)GoogleMaps  ; UFBA 1600, UFBA 2351, Camamu Bay , 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll. October 2012 (on sponge Dysidea etheria  )GoogleMaps  ; UFBA 1617, UFBA 2352–53, Camamu Bay , 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll. October 2012 (on Mycale angulosa  ).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Fehlauer-Ale et al. (2011) redescribed A. distans  and stated the bright yellow pigment spots in stolonal and zooidal surfaces, the thickly cuticularised slender stolon ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 18 – 23. 18 – 21), and the autozooids organized in clockwise and anticlockwise directions ( Fig. 23View FIGURES 18 – 23. 18 – 21) as distinctive characters of the species. Amathia distans  has been reported on a variety of substrata such as algae, bryozoans and anthropogenic surfaces ( Fehlauer-Ale et al. 2011). Here we present the first record of A. distans  associated with the sponges Callyspongia  sp., Dysidea etheria  and Mycale angulosa  .

Distribution. Atlantic: Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná) ( Fehlauer-Ale et al. 2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Bryozoa

Class

Gymnolaemata

Order

Ctenostomatida

Family

Vesiculariidae

Genus

Amathia

Loc

Amathia distans Busk, 1886

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M. 2017
2017
Loc

Amathia distans

Almeida 2015: 3
Marques 2013: 271
Fehlauer-Ale 2011: 56
Migotto 2011: 269
Vieira 2008: 10
Busk 1886: 33
2008