Other Taxonomic Groups (Fungi, Kinorhynchs, Invertebrate Chordates)

  • Jorge Cortés
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 86)

This part summarizes published information concerning different taxonomic groups for which no experts were found to study especially the Costa Rican or Central American fauna. Five genera of fungi living on mangrove trees, 2 species of kinorhynchs, 15 species of ascideans, and 1 species of a cephalochordate from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica are listed in this part. Two species of salps from the Caribbean coast are also included. All the species herein are from single locations with few observations or collected specimens. There are many more species to be identified of these as well as of other groups (e.g., cerianthids, free-living flatworms and nematodes, nemerteans, oligochaetes, and hemichordates) that have been observed but most of them have never been identified even to the family level in Costa Rica.

Keywords

Trop Colombia Meiofauna Thraustochytrium Kinorhynchs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Cortés
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  1. 1.Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR), and Escuela de BiologíaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica

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