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Free Content Polychaetous Annelids of the Oil Platform Areas from the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico: Orbiniidae and Cossuridae

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The distribution and composition of families Orbiniidae and Cossuridae were analyzed from the oil platforms area in the Campeche Sound, southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The orbiniids were common in the study area; 108 specimens were identified in three genera and six species. The cossurids were a “dominant” family in terms of abundance and frequency; however all 829 specimens belong to only one species: Cossura delta Reish which is found here to be a senior synonym of C. soyeri Laubier, based on similarities between both species and discussion of the literature on the subject.

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Publication date: 1997-11-01

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