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The Genus Echinoderes (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida) From The English Channel

  • Robert P. Higgins (a1)

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The English Channel was the site of the discovery of the phylum Kinorhyncha in 1841 by the French zoologist Felix Dujardin. Although initially reported from St Malo, Rennes, and Paris by Dujardin (1851), St Vaast la Hougue, France was the site from which the first species, Echinoderes dujardinii Claparede, 1863 was described 12 years later. Since then, E. dujardinii has been reported from many localities in northern Europe as well as from the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the Canary Islands (cf. Higgins, 1983). Reports of this species from various North Pacific Ocean localities are either incorrect or higher questionable (Higgins, 1983).

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The Genus Echinoderes (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida) From The English Channel

  • Robert P. Higgins (a1)

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