Scientia Marina, Vol 70, No S3 (2006)

A new species of the genus Aonides Claparède, 1864 (Polychaeta, Spionidae) from the Macaronesian Region (Eastern Central Atlantic)


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2006.70s359

María del Carmen Brito
Laboratorio de Bentos, Departamento de Biología Animal (Zoología), Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Jorge Núñez
Laboratorio de Bentos, Departamento de Biología Animal (Zoología), Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Rodrigo Riera
Laboratorio de Bentos, Departamento de Biología Animal (Zoología), Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Abstract


P align=justify>A new spionid of the genus Aonides Claparède, 1864 has been collected in a muddy sand bottom of a marine cave from the Selvagens Islands. This genus included seven species, two of which have been recorded from the central Macaronesian region: Aonides oxycephala (Sars 1862) and the new species Aonides selvagensis. The new species differs from the remaining Aonides species by the presence of 5 anal cirri, 6-8 pairs of branchiae, the absence of eyes, and shape and arrangement of the parapodial hooks.

 


Keywords


Polychaeta; Spionidae; Aonides; Atlantic; Macaronesia; Selvagens Islands; Canary Islands

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