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Type: Artigo
Title: Atlantic west ophiothrix spp. in the scope of integrative taxonomy: confirming the existence of ophiothrix trindadensis Tommasi, 1970
Author: dos Santos Alitto, Renata Aparecida
Zacagnini Amaral, Antonia Cecilia
de Oliveira, Leticia Dias
Serrano, Helena
Seger, Karin Regina
Borges Guilherme, Pablo Damian
Di Domenico, Maikon
Christensen, Ana Beardsley
Lourenco, Luciana Bolsoni
Tavares, Marcos
Borges, Michela
Abstract: We re-describe and confirm the validity of Ophiothrix trindadensis Tommasi, 1970 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). This is a native species from Brazil, however it lacked a type series deposited in scientific collections. The recognition of O. trindadensis was made possible using integrative taxonomy applied to many specimens from the type locality (Trindade Island) as well as from different locations along the Brazilian coast (Araca Bay and Estuarine Complex of Paranagua). Initially, 835 specimens were studied and divided into four candidate species (CS) inferred from external morphological characters. Afterwards, the CSs were compared using integrative taxonomy based on external morphology, arm microstructures morphology (arm ossicle), morphometry, and molecular studies (fragments of the mitochondrial genes 16S and COI). Analyses indicated CS1 and CS2 as O. trindadensis, and CS3 as O. angulata, both valid species. CS4 remains O. cf. angulata as more data, including their ecology and physiology, are needed to be definitively clarified. Our integrative investigation using specimens from the type locality overcame the lack of type specimens and increased the reliable identification of O. trindadensis and O. angulata
Subject: Ophiothrix
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: Public Library of Science
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210331
Date Issue: 2019
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