A new species of Rullierinereis and new records of Nereididae from sublittoral sandy bottoms off Lanzarote (Canary Islands)

Authors

  • Jorge Núñez Laboratorio de Bentos, Departamento de Biología Animal (Zoología), Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife
  • María Del Carmen Brito Laboratorio de Bentos, Departamento de Biología Animal (Zoología), Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2006.70s3145

Keywords:

Polychaeta, Nereididae, Rullierinereis, new species, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Abstract


Rullierinereis ancornunezi n. sp., collected from sandy and maërl bottoms from 19-55 m depth around Lanzarote island, is described. The new taxon is characterized by having a reduced or absent upper notopodial ligule in biramous parapodia of chaetigers 3-9 and in the middle region from chaetiger 26 onwards, and also by the shape of the homogomph notopodial falciger blade, which is short and serrated. A comparison with morphologically similar species is made. Other nereidid species collected were: Nereis lamellosa Ehlers, 1864, Nereis rava Ehlers, 1864, Neanthes caudata (Delle Chiaje, 1827) and Neanthes rubicunda (Ehlers, 1864). A map of the distribution of these species is presented.

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Published

2006-12-30

How to Cite

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Núñez J, Brito MDC. A new species of Rullierinereis and new records of Nereididae from sublittoral sandy bottoms off Lanzarote (Canary Islands). scimar [Internet]. 2006Dec.30 [cited 2021Sep.17];70(S3):145-50. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/118

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