A new species of the genus Amphicteis grube, 1850 (Annelida, ampharetidae) from the Yellow Sea, China, together with a redescription of A. dalmatica Hutchings & Rainer, 1979

Weina Wang, Jixing Sui, Xinzheng Li*, Pat Hutchings, João Miguel de Matos Nogueira

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A new species of the ampharetid genus Amphicteis, A. hwanghaiensis sp. nov., is described based on material from the Yellow Sea. The new species is characterized by the possession of long, stout, golden paleae with blunt tips, digitiform rudimentary notopodia on the abdominal uncinigers, uncini with a subrostral process, and a narrow rectangular hump separating branchial groups. Amphicteis dalmatica was redescribed from type materials at the Australian Museum, Sydney, and the differences between A. dalmatica and A. hwanghaiensis sp. nov. are discussed. A key to distinguish Amphicteis species described or reported in Western Pacific waters is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
Issue number988
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2020

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  • Amphicteis dalmatica
  • Amphicteis hwanghaiensis sp. nov
  • Taxonomy

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