Leodice pycnobranchiata ( McIntosh, 1885 ), Zanol & Hutchings & Fauchald, 2020

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: 28

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B9EC373A-DF9B-47E2-916C-CF211D8F0727

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3704665

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Leodice pycnobranchiata ( McIntosh, 1885 )
status

n. comb.

Leodice pycnobranchiata ( McIntosh, 1885)   n. comb.

Eunice pycnobranchiata McIntosh, 1885: 294   .— Fauchald 1986: 253; 1992: 281.

Material examined. New South Wales. Between Port Stephens and Newcastle , 40–110 m, coll. F.I.S. Endeavour, id. W B Benham, AM E.62 (1).   24 km NW of Cape Jervis , 31 m, coll. F.I.S. Endeavour id. W.B. Benham, AM   E.4571 (l). Tasmania. NE of Babel Island, 182–310 m depth, coll. F.I.S. Endeavour, AM   E.5074 (1). Off Maria Island , 119 m, coll. A.A. Exp. Publ. Comm, AM   W.833 (4+); 143 m depth, coll. F.I.S. Endeavour, id. W.B. Benham AM   E.631 (l), AM E.5065 (3+). Near Storm Bay , coll. F.I.S Endeavour, id. W.B. Benham, AM   W.16 (l).

Remarks. The species was originally described from Bass Strait and off southern New South Wales. The relationship between this species and L. laticeps   has been discussed above. In general L. pycnobranchiata   has not only thick branchiae (as suggested by the species name) but both branchiae and antennae are short and stubby, rather than tapering to relatively slender tips as common in L. laticeps   . Most of the specimens examined are large, but within the same size range as the type of L. laticeps   .

Type locality. Bass Strait and off southern New South Wales, Australia   .

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Eunicida

Family

Eunicidae

Genus

Leodice

Loc

Leodice pycnobranchiata ( McIntosh, 1885 )

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

Eunice pycnobranchiata

Fauchald, K. 1992: 281
Fauchald, K. 1986: 253
McIntosh, W. C. 1885: 294
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