The Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Seychelles 2: description of four additional species, three new to science

Authors

  • Kate Mortimer Department of Biodiversity and Systematic Biology, National Museum of Wales
  • Andrew S. Y. Mackie Department of Biodiversity and Systematic Biology, National Museum of Wales

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2006.70s3125

Keywords:

Magelona, Magelonidae, Polychaeta, new species, Seychelles, Indian Ocean

Abstract


P align=justify>In 2000, the National Museum of Wales mounted a marine biological expedition to the Seychelles as part of the Shoals of Capricorn programme. Following this, three new species of Magelona (M. conversa, M. falcifera and M. gemmata) were described, and published in the Proceedings of the 7th International Polychaete Conference. In this second paper, the authors describe a further three new species (M. symmetrica, M. mahensis and M. cepiceps) and present a new record of M. pygmaea Nateewathana and Hylleberg, 1991 – previously known only from Thailand. The taxonomic affinities of the four species are discussed and a key is provided to all seven recorded from the Seychelles.

 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published

2006-12-30

How to Cite

1.
Mortimer K, Mackie ASY. The Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Seychelles 2: description of four additional species, three new to science. scimar [Internet]. 2006Dec.30 [cited 2021Sep.17];70(S3):125-37. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/116

Issue

Section

Articles