Title Sphaerodoridae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from the Bellingshausen Sea (Antarctica) with the description of two new species
Author Moreira, J.; Parapar, J.
Author Affil Moreira, J., Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Estacion de Bioloxia Marina da Grana,, Ferrol, Spain
Source Polar Biology, 34(2), p.193-204. Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISSN: 0722-4060
Publication Date Feb. 2011
Notes In English. 37 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 308824
Index Terms Southern Ocean--Bellingshausen Sea; Annelida; Bellingshausen Sea; benthic taxa; ecology; Invertebrata; marine environment; new taxa; physiology; SEM data; Southern Ocean; taxonomy; Vermes
Abstract The examination of polychaete collections obtained during the Spanish Bentart 2006 expedition to the Bellingshausen Sea (Antarctica) revealed the presence of several sphaerodorid species. In this work, species belonging to the genera Sphaerodorum Ursted, 1843, Ephesiella Chamberlin, 1919, Clavodorum Hartman and Fauchald, 1971 and Sphaerephesia Fauchald, 1972 are reported including two new species belonging to Sphaerodorum and Sphaerephesia, respectively. A specimen identified as Ephesiella sp. might also represent a new species but, due to its poor state of preservation, a formal description is not possible yet. Furthermore, Sphaerodoropsis polypapillata Hartmann- Schroeder and Rosenfeldt, 1988 is transferred to the genus Clavodorum Hartman and Fauchald, 1971 after examination of the type series and specimens obtained from the Bellingshausen Sea.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-010-0869-x
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91254