Scientia Marina, Vol 65, No 1 (2001)

Descriptions of two new species of Eunice Cuvier, 1817 (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from coastal islands of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2001.65n147

J. M.M. Nogueira
Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

T. M. Steiner
Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

A. C.Z. Amaral
Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Abstract


Two new species of Eunice from coastal islands of the state of São Paulo are described, both of them living in colonies of the coral Mussismilia hispida. One species was also collected from a sandy beach. Eunice insularis has short palps and antennae in a horseshoe, without articulations; most of the specimens studied are abranchiate, but some have one branchial filament in a few parapodia. Eunice marconii also has palps and antennae without articulations, in a horseshoe, and 1-3 long slender branchial filaments from the anterior to posteriormost chaetigers. These new species are compared with the morphologically closest congeners.

Keywords


Eunice; Eunicidae; Mussismilia hispida; systematics; state of São Paulo; Brazil

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