Rhodopsis pusilla Bush, 1905,

Kupriyanova, Elena K., Sun, Yanan, Ten Hove, Harry A., Wong, Eunice & Rouse, Greg W., 2015, Serpulidae (Annelida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Zootaxa 4019 (1), pp. 275-353: 309-310

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Rhodopsis pusilla Bush, 1905
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Rhodopsis pusilla Bush, 1905 

( Fig. 17 AView FIGURE 17. A)

Rhodopsis pusillus Bush, 1905: 289  –290 [ Bermuda; original description].

Josephella marenzelleri  not Caullery & Mesnil, 1896 (partim). — Straughan 1967 a: 42, fig. 5 i [Straughan refers to Dew’s (1959) material correctly identified as J. marenzelleri  , but Straughan’s material from Heron Island clearly is Rhodopsis  ].

Rhodopsis pusilla  . —Ben-Eliahu & ten Hove 1989: 383–390, figs 1–11 [ Bermuda, Netherlands Antilles, Cyprus, Red Sea (Elat), Reunion, Indonesia (Banda Sea), Australia (Lizard and Heron Islands, Qld); detailed redescription]; Bailey-Brock 1991: 201–204 [Hawaii]; Nishi 1993 a: 12, table 1 [reproductive biology, Okinawa, Japan]; 1993 b: 17–19, fig. 1 D [tube ultrastructure, Okinawa, Japan]; 1993 d: 6–9, fig. 2 [hypothesized origin of brooding characteristics, SEM of tube brooding ovicells and operculum]; 1996: 312, 314, fig. 4 a –c [attached to dead coral skeletons, Okinawa Japan]; Nishi & Nishihira 1997: 109 [Okinawa, Japan, Sesoko Aquarium]; Nishi & Yamasu 1992 b: 93–99, figs 1–6, 2 [brooding and development, SEM of tube ovicells, operculum and larvae; Okinawa, Japan]; ten Hove & San Martin 1995: 19 [ Cuba]; Kupriyanova et al. 2001: 11, 41 figs 3 D, 4 F, 9 D [life history]; Vinn et al. 2008: 634–635 [ Reunion; tube ultrastructure]; ten Hove & Kupriyanova 2009: 88–89, fig. 2 a, fig. 43 [tube with brooding chambers, SEM of chaetae  ].

Material examined. AM W. 202470, back reef of Carter outer reef, 14 ° 40 'S, 145 ° 28 'E, 10–15 m, coll. P. Hutchings, 20 Mar 1986; AM W. 47590, G 236, east lagoon near Bird Islet, 9 m, coll. Rouse & Kupriyanova, 29 Oct 2005; SAM E 3621, Ser 56, stn.G 236, east lagoon near Bird Islet, 9 m, coll. G. Rouse & E. Kupriyanova, 29 Oct 2005; ZMA V.Pol. 3622, between First Beach & Osprey Island, reef flat, dead corals & rubble in sand, 3–4 m, coll. H. ten Hove, 17 Jun 1983.

Diagnosis. Tube diameter 0.11–0.17 mm, some tubes may have one or more unpaired, inverted broodchambers (see ten Hove & Kupriyanova 2009, fig. 2 A). Operculum pear-shaped, laterally compressed, usually with chitinous plate bearing spines ( Fig. 17 AView FIGURE 17. A). Opercular plate may be deeply infolded and sunk, angled, within the opercular ampulla, then with halves closely appressed.

Remarks. This little known species, characterized by numerous irregular spines in its chitinous opercular plate, was incompletely described by Bush (1905) from a tiny worm collected on corals off Bermuda. The type material was lost. Ben-Eliahu & ten Hove (1989) designated a neotype and re-described the species in detail.

Distribution. Bermuda, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indo-West Pacific.

SAM

South African Museum

ZMA

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Zoologisch Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Sabellida

Family

Serpulidae

Genus

Rhodopsis

Loc

Rhodopsis pusilla Bush, 1905

Kupriyanova, Elena K., Sun, Yanan, Ten Hove, Harry A., Wong, Eunice & Rouse, Greg W. 2015
2015
Loc

Rhodopsis pusillus

Bush 1905: 289
1905