A new species, Diopatra marocensis, is described from the fine sand Abra alba community, Sidi Boulbra, south Moroccan Atlantic coast. The new species is a member of the D. cuprea complex and is characterized by having crescentic nuchal grooves, short ceratophores, a short branchiate region, four pairs of modified parapodia with bidentate pseudocompound hooks, pectinate setae with 11-20 teeth, limbate setae with conspicuously serrated shelf, and subacicular hooks from setiger 13-15. Eggs of Diopatra marocensis sp. nov. are deposited in the parental tube, where they undergo direct development and remain until the young consist of 32-34 setigers. Printed in Great Britain.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|