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Eutardigrada: Distribution at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands

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Title:Eutardigrada: Distribution at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands
Authors:Mehlen, Ronal H.
LC Subject Headings:Tardigrada
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Date Issued:Apr 1972
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Mehlen RH. 1972. Eutardigrada: distribution at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. Pac Sci 26(2): 223-225.
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Six species of Eutardigrada were found at Eniwetok Atoll, representing
two families (Macrobiotidae and Milnesiidae) and three genera (Hypsibius,
Macrobiotus, and Milnesium). Hypsibius (Calohypsibius) truncatus was found in
sand samples from the thalassosupralittoral fringe at Runit and Eniwetok islets.
H. (Isohypsibius) augusti was found in sand of the thalassosupralittoral fringe on
Engebi Islet. Macrobiottts allani was found on Muti Islet; M. harmsUlorthi on
Bogallua, Engebi, Roijoa, Eniwetok, Muti, and Igurin islets; M. richtersi on Japtan
and Muti islets; all three species from tree-borne lichens and mosses. Milnesium
tardigradum was commonly recovered from lichens and mosses on Muti and Igurin
islets. The total number of individuals collected was small compared to collections
in the temperate zone. No morphological anomalies were noted.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 26, Number 2, 1972

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