Notaulax yamasui sp. N. (Annelida, Sabellidae) from Okinawa and Ogasawara, Japan, with notes on its ecology

Eijiroh Nishi*, João Gil, Katsuhiko Tanaka, Elena K. Kupriyanova

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Abstract

The polychaete Notaulax yamasui sp. n. (Sabellidae) is described from Okinawa and Ogasawara, south Japan, where it was found living embedded in a dead skeleton of the coral Porites sp. The new species is characterized by the presence of a pigmented sub-distal swelling on the tips of the crown radioles, a unique feature among species of the genus. Besides, its collar chaetae have an L-shape orientation, and the dorsal basal flanges of the branchial lobes are long and have a dorsal joint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalZooKeys
Issue number660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • boring species
  • coral reef
  • new species description
  • Polychaeta
  • taxonomy
  • worms

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