Cheilopallene ogasawarensis, a new species of shallow-water pycnogonid (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida) from the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, Japan, northwest Pacific

Koichiro Nakamura, Tadashi Akiyama

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A new species of pycnogonid recorded from the shallow waters of Ogasawara (Bonin) Island, Japan, Cheilopallene ogasawarensis n. sp. is described, illustrated and compared with similar species. Cheilopallene ogasawarensis is only the third pycnogonid species recorded from these islands. Morphological characters clearly distinguish the new species from its geographically closest congener C. nodulosa Hong and Kim, 1987, also recorded from Japanese waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-61
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 5 2015



  • Cheilopallene
  • Japan
  • New species
  • Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands
  • Pycnogonid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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