Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Access
  • Cited by 5
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Schiaparelli, Stefano Rowden, Ashley A. and Clark, Malcolm R. 2016. Biological Sampling in the Deep Sea.


    Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, Magdalena Pabis, Krzysztof and Jóźwiak, Piotr 2015. Tanaidacean fauna of the Kuril–Kamchatka Trench and adjacent abyssal plain – abundance, diversity and rare species. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Vol. 111, p. 325.


    Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, Magdalena and Siciński, Jacek 2014. Diversity and distribution of Tanaidacea (Crustacea) along the Victoria Land Transect (Ross Sea, Southern Ocean). Polar Biology, Vol. 37, Issue. 4, p. 519.


    Piazza, Paola Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, Magdalena Ghiglione, Claudio Alvaro, Maria Chiara Schnabel, Kareen and Schiaparelli, Stefano 2014. Distributional records of Ross Sea (Antarctica) Tanaidacea from museum samples stored in the collections of the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA) and the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). ZooKeys, Vol. 451, p. 49.


    Brandt, Angelika Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, Magdalena Bamber, Roger Mühlenhardt-Siegel, Ute Malyutina, Marina Kaiser, Stefanie De Broyer, Claude and Havermans, Charlotte 2012. Are there widespread peracarid species in the deep sea (Crustacea: Malacostraca)?. Polish Polar Research, Vol. 33, Issue. 2,


    ×

Skin-digging tanaids: the unusual parasitic behaviour of Exspina typica in Antarctic waters and worldwide deep basins

  • Maria Chiara Alvaro (a1), Magdalena Błażewicz-Paszkowycz (a2), Niki Davey (a3) and Stefano Schiaparelli (a4)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102011000186
  • Published online: 03 March 2011
Abstract
Abstract

The order Tanaidacea includes over 1000 species which are mainly free-living or tube-dwelling detritivores. Exspina typica Lang, 1968 represents an exception to these common life styles, having being found in the intestine and body cavity of deep sea holothuroids. The 2008 New Zealand ‘IPY-CAML Cruise’ held in the Ross Sea collected several deepwater holothuroids that were observed to carry specimens of E. typica inside their coelomic cavity. A clear interpretation of this association was hence possible. Even if E. typica shows slight adaptations to a parasitic life style, the tanaids were found to actively ‘dig’ into the host's skin, grasping tissue with their claws and producing tunnels in the body wall. It is therefore possible to clearly define this association, which is here reported from the Antarctic for the first time, as parasitism.

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Skin-digging tanaids: the unusual parasitic behaviour of Exspina typica in Antarctic waters and worldwide deep basins
      Your Kindle email address
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Dropbox account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Skin-digging tanaids: the unusual parasitic behaviour of Exspina typica in Antarctic waters and worldwide deep basins
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Google Drive account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Skin-digging tanaids: the unusual parasitic behaviour of Exspina typica in Antarctic waters and worldwide deep basins
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
Corresponding author
*corresponding author: stefano.schiaparelli@unige.it
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

J. Sieg 1979. Erstnachweis Von Exspina typica Lang Für Den Atlantischen Ozean (Tanaidacea). Crustaceana, 36, 189190.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Antarctic Science
  • ISSN: 0954-1020
  • EISSN: 1365-2079
  • URL: /core/journals/antarctic-science
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords: