Minibiotus bisoctus ( Homing et al., 1978 ),

Claxton, Sandra K., 1998, A revision of the genus Minibiotus (Tardigrada: Macrobiotidae) with descriptions of eleven new species from Australia, Records of the Australian Museum 50 (2), pp. 125-160: 157

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http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.50.1998.1276

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4657348

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scientific name

Minibiotus bisoctus ( Homing et al., 1978 )
status

 

Minibiotus bisoctus ( Homing et al., 1978)  n.comh.

Macrobiotus bisoctus Homing, Schuster&Grigarick, 1978:236- 237  , figs. 114-116.

Type material examined. PARATYPE: New Zealand: Snares Islands , Penguin Rookery, 9 October 1972, D.S. Homing, 1 specimen ( SA255) in NZM  .

Diagnosis. Smooth cuticle with pores of irregular size and shape arranged in transverse bands, granulation on all legs; three round granular macroplacoids and an indistinct microplacoid; long robust claws with short, high accessory claws and smooth lunules.

Emended description. Body length up to 305 Ilm, colourless. Eyespots absent. Cuticle smooth with transverse bands of pores of irregular shape and size and granulation in small patches on outside of first three pairs oflegs above claws and around claws on fourth pair of legs. Buccal tube narrow (8.3% of buccal tube length). Stylet supports inserted at 60.3% of buccal tube length, ventral support short (42% of buccal tube length). Pharyngeal bulb round containing large granular apophyses, three granular macroplacoids and one microplacoid. Macroplacoid row short (31% ofbuccal tube length); first macroplacoid round partly obscured by apophysis, which is about same size, second macroplacoid small, granular, and third macroplacoid granular with slight caudal bulb, which curves towards the midline. Microplacoid indistinct, lying very close to third macroplacoid. Claws long, robust (fourth pair of claws is 31% of buccal tube length). Accessory claws short, rising high above main branch. Lunules very small and smooth on all claws.

Eggs unknown.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Macrobiotidae

Genus

Minibiotus

Loc

Minibiotus bisoctus ( Homing et al., 1978 )

Claxton, Sandra K. 1998
1998
Loc

Macrobiotus bisoctus Homing, Schuster&Grigarick, 1978:236- 237

Homing, Schuster & Grigarick 1978: 236 - 237
1978