Trophoniella sp.

SALAzAR-Vallejo, Sergio I., 2012, Revision of Trophoniella Hartman, 1959 (Polychaeta, Flabelligeridae), Zoosystema 34 (3), pp. 453-519: 453-519

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2012n3a1

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Trophoniella sp.
status

 

Trophoniella sp.   Brazil

Pherusa sp.   – Rullier & Amoureux 1979: 183.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Southwestern Atlantic Ocean, Brazil. 2 specimens ( MNHN 884), damaged, many chaetae broken, previously dissected, Rocas Island, R/V Calypso   , stn 6, 7- 8 m depth, 17.XI.1961 (12-17 mm long, 1.5-2.0 mm wide, cephalic cage 3.0- 3.5 mm long, 55-57 chaetigers).

DIAGNOSIS. — Tunic with large, white particles dorsally, extended laterally and ventrally, being smaller ventrally and less densely packed posteriorly. Dorsal and parapodial lobes missing. Four or five notochaetae per bundle. First anchylosed neurohooks from chaetiger 5, tips entire. Branchiae pale with a blackish subdistal dot.

DISTRIBUTION. — Only known from the Rocas Island, off Brazil.

REMARKS

As indicated in the key above, this new species is closely allied to T. rigida   n. comb. They differ in the relative colour and density of particles, and on the type of neurokooks. Thus, the new species has whitish, very abundant particles and entire neurohooks, whereas T. rigida   n. comb. has mostly blackish, sparse particles, and furcated neurohooks. Formal description requires better specimens and should be postponed until they are either collected or made available.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Terebellida

Family

Flabelligeridae

Genus

Trophoniella

Loc

Trophoniella sp.

SALAzAR-Vallejo, Sergio I. 2012
2012
Loc

Pherusa sp.

RULLIER F. & AMOUREUX L. 1979: 183
1979