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Two New Species of Syllids (Polychaeta: Syllidae) from the Chafarinas Islands (Alboran Sea, SW Mediterranean)

Authors: López, E.; Martín, G. San; Jiménez, M.

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 60, Number 2, March 1997 , pp. 293-299(7)

Publisher: University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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Two new species of syllids are described. Pionosyllis serratisetosa (Syllidae, Eusyllinae) is characterized by having blades of compound setae with strongly curved subdistal teeth, acicula with a crown of fine spines, and dorsal cirri alternating short and long. Autolytus longoprimicirratus (Syllidae, Autolytinae) is characterized by large size, long dorsal cirri, especially those on setiger 1, and a long pharynx and proventriculus.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1997

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