Eunice microprion Marenzeller, 1879

Zanol, Joana, Hutchings, Pat A. & Fauchald, Kristian, 2020, Eunice sensu latu (Annelida: Eunicidae) from Australia: description of seven new species and comments on previously reported species of the genera Eunice, Leodice and Nicidion, Zootaxa 4748 (1), pp. 1-43: 20

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4748.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3704649

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scientific name

Eunice microprion Marenzeller, 1879
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Eunice microprion Marenzeller, 1879  

Eunice microprion Marenzeller, 1879: 135   .— Fauchald 1992: 219.

Remarks. This species was originally described from Japan. The only record of this species from Australia is by Monro (1924). In this paper he considered E. grubei Gravier, 1900   , described from the Red Sea, a junior synonym of E. microprion   . Both species were reviewed and considered valid by Fauchald (1992). The type of E. grubei   is incomplete; E. microprion   was not represented by the types, but by other, complete specimens identified by Marenzeller from near the type locality ( Fauchald 1992). The size of the specimens of the two species is similar. The two species resemble each other in that both have dark aciculae and subacicular hooks, branchiae present before chaetiger 10, and articulated antennae, palps and peristomial cirri. The notopodial cirri are articulated in anterior chaetigers in E. grubei   and throughout the body in E. microprion   . The two species can be separated perhaps most easily by the distribution of the branchiae, which are present from chaetiger 3 in E. grubei   and from chaetiger 7–8 in E. microprion   and by the shape and distribution of the subacicular hooks. These are single and present from about chaetiger 24 in E. grubei   and usually double, sometimes triple, and present from about chaetiger 40 in E. microprion   . No examined material could be identified as E. microprion   or E. grubei   . Thus, we suggest that E. microprion   does not occur in Australian waters.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Eunicida

Family

Eunicidae

Genus

Eunice

Loc

Eunice microprion Marenzeller, 1879

Zanol, Joana, Hutchings, Pat A. & Fauchald, Kristian 2020
2020
Loc

Eunice microprion

Fauchald, K. 1992: 219
Marenzeller, E. von 1879: 135
1879