Amphipholis januarii Ljungman, 1866

Costa, Dimitri de Araujo, Dolbeth, Marina, Prata, Jessica, da Silva, Francisco de Assis, da Silva, Geuba Maria Bernardo, de Freitas, Paulo Ragner Silva, Christoffersen, Martin Lindsey, de Lima, Silvio Felipe Barbosa, Massei, Karina & de Lucena, Reinaldo Farias Paiva, 2021, Marine invertebrates associated with rhodoliths / maerl beds from northeast Brazil (State of Paraiba), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62736-62736: 62736

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Amphipholis januarii Ljungman, 1866


Amphipholis januarii Ljungman, 1866  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: (CZAP-177), (CZAP-090, CZAP-108); recordedBy: G. da Silva, D. Costa; individualCount: (1), (21, 7); Location: locality: Miramar and Seixas Beaches; verbatimDepth: (4.0 m), (1.5 m, 4.0 m)  


Southeast from United States of America (South Carolina, Florida and Texas), Gulf of Mexico, Antilles, Caribbean Sea and Brazilian coast ( Pará, Ceará, Paraíba, Alagoas, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo States) ( Prata et al. 2017, Stöhr et al. 2020a).

Distribution in Paraíba: Cabo Branco Beach ( Gondim et al. 2008), Seixas Beach ( Prata et al. 2017) and Miramar Beach (New record).


Found on the rhodoliths surface.


( Prata et al. 2017): Disc circular to pentagonal, with re-entrances in inter-radial areas. Disc covered by small and imbricated scales. Radial shields narrow, longer than wide, usually separated by one or two scales, the internal more elongated. Ventral side of the disc covered by smaller scales, imbricated. Bursal slit long, near the first arm plate. Oral shield diamond-shaped, adoral shield triangular. Two oral papillae in each side of jaw, the distal triangular and robust, a pair of elongated and robust infradental papillae. Five elongated arms, about seven to ten times the diameter of the disc (Fig. 11 c).