Scientia Marina, Vol 70, No 4 (2006)

The genus Novafabricia Fitzhugh, 1990 (Polychaeta: Sabellidae: Fabriciinae) along the Italian coast (Mediterranean Sea) with a description of N. posidoniaeThe genus Novafabricia Fitzhugh, 1990 (Polychaeta: Sabellidae: Fabriciina n.sp.


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2006.70n4673

Margherita Licciano
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali. Università di Lecce. Stazione di Biologia Marina. Lecce , Italy

Adriana Giangrande
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali Complesso Ecotekne Via Provinciale Lecce-Monteroni. Lecce , Italy

Abstract


The new species, Novafabricia posidoniae is described for the Mediterranean Sea, and Novafabricia sp. cf. N. infratorquata (Fitzhugh, 1983) is reported for the eastern Mediterranean basin. The genus Novafabricia Fitzhugh, 1990, represented up to now in the Mediterranean only by N. infratorquata, is recorded for the first time along the Italian coast. Novafabricia posidoniae belongs to the group of Novafabricia species with pseudospatulate chaetae present in thoracic chaetigers 3-5. The addition of this new species raises the number of Novafabricia species to 10.

 


Keywords


Fabriciinae; Novafabricia posidoniae; Polychaeta; Sabellidae; Mediterranean Sea; rizomas Posidonia

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