Two new species of Marphysa (Annelida, Eunicidae) from southern Australia

Nicolas Lavesque*, Joana Zanol, Guillemine Daffe, Beth Flaxman, Pat Hutchings

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Abstract

Two new species of Marphysa Quatrefages, 1866 are described from the southeast coast of Australia. With the presence of only compound spinigers and the branchiae present over many chaetigers, Marphysa baudini n. sp. belongs to the Sanguinea-group. This species has ventral cirri with an inflated base and digitiform tip and thick and wide anodont pectinate chaetae, with 3–5 internal long and thick teeth. With the presence of only compound falcigers, Marphysa davidattenboroughi n. sp., belongs to the “Aenea-group”. This species is characterised by the presence of a bilobed prostomium, a single pair of pygidial cirri and by the presence of thick, and wide anodont pectinate chaetae with 4–6 long internal and thick teeth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-130
Number of pages18
JournalZootaxa
Volume5277
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023

Keywords

  • COI
  • Marphysa
  • new species
  • morphology
  • molecular
  • taxonomy

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