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Pleijel, Fredrik; Rouse, Greg W.; Ruta, Christine; Wiklund, Helena; Nygren, Arne. (2008). Vrijenhoekia balaenophila, a new hesionid polychaete from a whale fall off California. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 152(4): 625-634.
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10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00360.x [view]
Pleijel, Fredrik; Rouse, Greg W.; Ruta, Christine; Wiklund, Helena; Nygren, Arne
2008
<i>Vrijenhoekia balaenophila</i>, a new hesionid polychaete from a whale fall off California.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
152(4): 625-634
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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Vrijenhoekia balaenophila gen. nov., sp. nov. (Polychaeta, Hesionidae) is described from a whale carcass at near 3000 in depth in Monterey Canyon off the coast of California. The phylogenetic relationships of V. balaenophila are assessed in a parsimony analysis of morphological data together with nucleotide data from 28S rDNA, 16S rDNA and cytochrome oxidase I genes. Within the hesionids V. balaenophila belongs to Psamathini, where it is the sister group to Sirsoe. Among psamathins it is morphologically distinguished by having six glandular lip pads around the mouth opening, papilla-shaped neuropodial lobes on segment 3, extreme length of the dorsal cirri, and by a characteristic growth pattern in which the maximum number of segments is already formed in subadults, and further growth takes place through size increase of the segments. (C) 2008 The Linnean Society of London.
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Holotype SMNH 6305, verbatimGeounit Monterey Canyon, off..., identified as Vrijenhoekia balaenophila Pleijel, Rouse, Ruta, Wiklund & Nygren, 2008
 Classification

There is a sister relationship between Sirsoe and Vrijenhoekia. [details]

 Diagnosis

As for species: Apomorphies: Three pairs of large glandular lip pads surrounding mouth opening, papilla-shaped ... [details]

 Diagnosis

As for genus: Apomorphies: Three pairs of large glandular lip pads surrounding mouth opening, papilla-shaped ... [details]

 Etymology

Named for Bob Vrijenhoek, in recognition of his contributions to the study of whale falls. Gender masculine. [details]

 Etymology

Named for its affinity to whale bones. [details]

 Habitat

On sunken whale bones, together with Osedax siboglinids. Known only from the type locality on a grey whale carcass ... [details]

 Type locality

Monterey Canyon, off California, 36° 36.8′ N, 122° 26.0′ W (36.6133°, -122.4333°), 2891 m. [details]