Glycera sheikhmujibi n. sp. (Annelida Polychaeta: Glyceridae): a new species of glyceridae from the saltmarsh of Bangladesh

M. Belal Hossain*, Pat Hutchings

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A new species of glycerid polychaete, Glycera sheikhmujibi, is described from the saltmarsh on the central coast of Bangladesh. The species is identified based on morphological characteristics using both a light microscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The species is characterized by the presence of three distinct types of proboscideal papillae: type 1 papillae (conical with three transverse ridges), type 2 (conical with a straight, median, longitudinal ridge), and type 3 (round, shorter, and broader, with a straight, median, longitudinal ridge). It has a Y-shaped aileron with gently incised triangular base, almost equal-size digitiform noto-and neuropodial lobes in the mid-body, and long ventral cirri at the posterior end. The new species is compared with its related species, previously described from the Bay of Bengal region. A key to all these species is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article number213
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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  • Polychaete
  • Glyceridae
  • New species
  • Saltmarsh
  • Bangladesh


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