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Free Content Micronephthys oculifera (Polychaeta: Nephtyidae), a remarkable new species from Hong Kong, China

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A new species of Micronephthys is described from Hong Kong. It differs most noticeably from all other species in the genus, and from most other nephtyids, in possessing well-developed prostomial eyes. A detailed description is given and comparisons made with related species. The characteristics of the genus and the presence of eyes in the Nephtyidae in general are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2000

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