Fauchaldonuphis, a new genus for the enigmatic polychaete Diopatra paradoxa Quatrefages, 1866

Hannelore Paxton*

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    Abstract

    A new genus, Fauchaldonuphis, is erected for the enigmatic polychaete Diopatra paradoxa de Quatrefages, 1866 from the Mozambique Channel. It is characterized by the possession of long anterior chaetigers and parapodia, with long protrusile distally spinous capillary chaetae and bidentate hooks. Embryos being brooded in the parental tube are described. The relationships of Fauchaldonuphis with other genera of Onuphidae based on larval and adult characters are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)209-215
    Number of pages7
    JournalMarine Ecology
    Volume26
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

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