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Revision of the genus Megasyllis (Annelida, Syllidae) with descriptions of four new species

  • Guillermo San Martín (a1), María Teresa Aguado (a1) (a2) and Patricia Álvarez-Campos (a1)

Abstract

The genus Megasyllis is herein reorganized excluding the size from the diagnosis, since it is not a characteristic of all the species of the genus. We provide here a taxonomic account of all known species and a key to species identification. Seven species are new combinations, and re-descriptions of the four latter are included: Megasyllis nipponica (Imajima, 1966) and M. multiannulata (Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008) from Japan; Megasyllis procera (Hartman, 1965) from the Atlantic; Megasyllis pseudoheterosetosa (Böggemann & Westheide, 2004) from the Indian Ocean. Megasyllis glandulosa (Augener, 1913), from Australia; Megasyllis marquesensis (Monro, 1939) from the Marquesas Islands, Micronesia and Megasyllis subantennata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1984) from Australia. Four new species from the Pacific Ocean namely Megasyllis tigrina sp. nov., Megasyllis mariandreworum sp. nov. (both from Australia), Megasyllis chrissyae sp. nov. (from the Philippines) and Megasyllis eduardoi sp. nov. (from New Zealand) are described.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: G. San Martín, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Biología (Zoología), Facultad de Ciencias, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain email: guillermo.sanmartin@uam.es

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Revision of the genus Megasyllis (Annelida, Syllidae) with descriptions of four new species

  • Guillermo San Martín (a1), María Teresa Aguado (a1) (a2) and Patricia Álvarez-Campos (a1)

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