Kenoaplousina canariensis

Souto, Javier, Berning, Björn & Ostrovsky, Andrew N., 2016, Systematics and diversity of deep-water Cheilostomata (Bryozoa) from Galicia Bank (NE Atlantic), Zootaxa 4067 (4), pp. 401-459: 410-411

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.4.1

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scientific name

Kenoaplousina canariensis
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Kenoaplousina canariensis  ( López-Fé, 2006)

( Fig. 14–17View FIGURES 14 – 17, Table 5)

Alderina canariensis  López-Fé, 2006: 1803, figs 1–3. Kenoaplousina canariensis: Gordon 2014: 3  .

Material examined. MNCNAbout MNCN 25.03 / 3931, locality DR04; OLL 2015 / 896, locality DR04.

Remarks. This species was relatively recently described from the submarine Enmedio volcano in the Canary Islands between 1686 and 2200 m depth ( López-Fé 2006) and not reported again until now. While it is somewhat surprising to find this species at another offshore site some 1600 km north of its type location, the Galicia Bank specimens coincide with the original description and biometrics. Gordon (2014) proposed transferring this species to the new genus Kenoaplousina López Gappa & Liuzzi, 2013  based on the presence of acleithral ovicells (these are cleithral in the type species of Alderina  ). We should also add that the ooecium is not just ‘supported’ by a kenozooid, as written in the original decription by López-Fé (2006), but indeed formed by the distal kenozooid, the distal frontal part of which is frontally visible at the colony margin.

Eight colonies were found at two sites (1099 and 1288 m depth), mostly encrusting rocks and also corals, just like the type material, which was found encrusting fragments of the coral Madrepora oculata  (L.) ( López-Fé 2006). The Galicia Bank specimens are very delicate, forming small colonies of 2–7 zooids, most of which are broken or in poor conditions.

SD, standard deviation; N, number of measurements

TABLE 5. Measurements (in mm) of Kenoaplousina canariensis.

  Minimum Maximum
Autozooid length   0.0283
  0.0302
  0.0126
  0.0548
  0.0170
MNCN

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Bryozoa

Class

Gymnolaemata

Order

Cheilostomatida

Family

Calloporidae

Genus

Kenoaplousina

Loc

Kenoaplousina canariensis

Souto, Javier, Berning, Björn & Ostrovsky, Andrew N. 2016

2016
Loc

Alderina canariensis

Gordon 2014: 3Lopez-Fe 2006: 1803

2006