Cothurnia trophoniae Dons, 1946

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Cothurnia trophoniae Dons, 1946


Cothurnia trophoniae Dons, 1946  

Record as epibiont on cnidarians: The species was registered under synonymic name Cothurnia pedunculata Dons, 1918   in the Kiel Bay (the North Sea) on the cnidarian Gonothyraea loveni   (as Laomedea loveni   ) ( Precht 1935).

Record as epibiont on other hosts: This species was also found as epibiont on alga Polysiphonia violacea (Roth) Sprengel, 1827   , on polychaetes Trophonia plumosa (Müller, 1771)   and Stylarioides plumosa (O.F. Müller, 1776)   , and on pantopod Pallene brevirostris Johnston, 1837   in the Kiel Bay (the North Sea) ( Precht 1935). The species was also found on alga Enteromorpha flexuosa (Wulfen) J. Agardh, 1883   in Tamiahua Lagoon, Veracruz, Mexico ( Aladro-Lubel et al. 2006). In addition, the species was registered in the Baltic Sea ( Mironova et al. 2009). Recently, the species was found on the green filamentous algae Cladophora sivashensis Meyer, 1922   in the Sivash Bay (the Sea of Azov) ( Sergeeva et al. 2020).