1 Department of Biological Sciences, Marine Ecology, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 unknown3 Department of Bioscience - Aquatic Biology, Department of Bioscience, Science and Technology, Aarhus University4 Department of Bioscience - Aquatic Biology, Department of Bioscience, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
A new species of Schizammina is described from the mid-shelf of the Andaman Sea at depths between 60 and 85 m. The test is agglutinating, up to about 30 mm high, and consists of dichotomously branching tubes. Tube diameter varies between 0.8 and 1.2 mm. The most closely related species are S. atlantideae, S. furcata, and S. galatheae. Schizammina andamana n. sp. was the dominant macrofauna organism at some stations and its cytoplasm contained centric diatoms, indicating that it is a filter feeder on sedimenting primary production.
Phuket Mar. Biol. Cent. Res. Bull, 2007, Vol 68, p. 11-19