Vol. 59, 2020
Pontopolycope orientalis sp. nov. (Crustacea: Ostracoda: Polycopidae), the First Report of a Living Species of the Genus from the Indo-Pacific Region
Hayato Tanaka1,*, Yusuke Kondo2, and Susumu Ohtsuka2
Sea Life Park, 6-2-3 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-8587, Japan.
*Correspondence: E-mail: email@example.com
Received 16 December 2019 / Accepted 9
present study describes Pontopolycope
orientalis sp. nov. (Polycopidae), which was collected from the
shallow sandy bottom off the Nagannu Island, Okinawa Prefecture,
southwestern Japan. This new species is the first representative of
living Pontopolycope from the
Indo-Pacific region. We also provided a key to identifying five living
congeners in the world oceans. Since Pontopolycope
is defined by the morphological characteristics of the carapace, the
following five fossil and subfossil (empty valve) species of Polycope (Polycopidae) are moved to
Pontopolycope: Pontopolycope luxuriosa (Herrig,
1964) comb. nov., P. sanctacatherinae
(Whatley and Downing, 1983) comb. nov., P. krauseae (Herrig, 1994) comb.
nov., P. proboscidea (Herrig,
1994) comb. nov., and P. isolata
(Whatley, Jones and Wouters, 2000) comb. nov. Finally, the nucleotide
sequence data of three genes (18S rRNA, 28S rRNA, and mitochondrial
cytochrome c oxidase subunit
1) of the new species are provided for future systematic and
Key words: Pontopolycope, Myodocopa, new species, new combination, southwestern Japan, Indo-Pacific, molecular data.
Citation: Tanaka H, Kondo Y, Ohtsuka S.
2020. Pontopolycope orientalis
sp. nov. (Crustacea: Ostracoda: Polycopidae), the first report of a
living species of the genus from the Indo-Pacific region. Zool Stud 59:0m. doi:-.