A new species of Loxosomatidae (Entoprocta, Solitaria) from the White Sea: Loxosomella unicornis sp. nov

Zootaxa. 2014 Sep 15;3861(3):290-6. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3861.3.6.


A new solitary entoproct, Loxosomella unicornis sp. nov., is described. The species was found on the gymnolaemate bryozoans Cribrilina sp. and Electra sp. in Kandalaksha Bay, White Sea. Loxosomella unicornis sp. nov. is a medium-sized species with a total length up to 650 µm, eight tentacles and a conspicuous horn-shaped appendage on the top part of calyx.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animal Structures / growth & development
  • Animals
  • Body Size
  • Bryozoa / anatomy & histology
  • Bryozoa / classification*
  • Bryozoa / growth & development
  • Oceans and Seas
  • Organ Size