Scientia Marina, Vol 70, No S3 (2006)

Lumbrineridae (Polychaeta) from the Capbreton Canyon (Bay of Biscay, NE Atlantic) with the description of two new species

Florencio Aguirrezabalaga , Spain

Luis F. Carrera-Parra
Laboratorio de Poliquetos, EL Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico


During the Capbreton 1988 to 1990 cruises, samples of benthic macrofauna were taken at 37 stations situated along the continental slope (from 480 to 1113 m depth), on both sides of the Capbreton Canyon and in its axis. Lumbrinerid polychaetes were collected in 20 of these samples. This work includes the description of eight species belonging to six genera. Six of the species have already been described in the region: Abyssoninoe scopa (Fauchald, 1974), Augeneria algida (Wirén, 1901), Lumbrinerides amoureuxi Miura, 1980, Lumbrineris aniara Fauchald, 1974, Lumbrineris futilis Kinberg, 1865, and Ninoe armoricana Glémarec, 1968. The other two are described as new species belonging to the genera Augeneria and Lumbricalus. Some type-material of these species was revised and some notes also included.


Polychaeta; Lumbrineridae; new species; Capbreton

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