Paradiopatra Ehlers, 1887 (Annelida:Onuphidae) from Southwestern Europe with the description of a new species and new ultramorphological data for the genus

Andrés Arias*, Hannelore Paxton

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    Abstract

    This work recognises five species of Paradiopatra from southwestern Europe, represented in the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic coasts of Iberia and the western Mediterranean Sea. One species, Paradiopatra florencioi sp. nov., is newly described from the Cantabrian slope, northern Spain. We are presenting detailed diagnoses of all species and report ontogenetic changes of P. bihanica and P. hispanica. Scanning electron microscopy elucidated previously known Methylene Blue or Green staining patterns of the ventral glandular pads as cuticular pores. A dichotomous key to all species is included.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-168
    Number of pages20
    JournalZootaxa
    Volume4040
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015

    Keywords

    • polychaetes
    • Eunicida
    • taxonomy
    • Iberian Peninsula
    • Bay of Biscay
    • ventral glandular pads
    • cuticular pores
    • key

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