Nikulina E.A. 2006. Electra korobokkura sp.n., a new species of cheilostome bryozoan from the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, Japan // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.3. No.1: 23–31 [in English].

.Institut für Geowissenschaften der Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, Kiel, D-24118, Germany; Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften, Düsternbroocker Weg 20, Kiel, D-24105, Germany. E-mail: en@gpi.uni-kiel.de

KEY WORDS: taxonomy, Electra, Cheilostomata, Bryozoa.

ABSTRACT: A new species of cheilostome bryozoan of the genus Electra is described from the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, Japan. The species Electra korobokkura sp.n. can be distinguished from the closely related species E. arctica by colony morphology and zooid sizes. Zooids of E. korobokkura are distinctly smaller, and colonies comprise uniserial to narrow oligoserial chains; in E. arctica, colonies usually form compact fan-shaped patches. In the diagnosis, genetic data are included: partial sequences of the 18S and 16S rDNA. The data can be used for molecular identification of the species.

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