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Williams, J.D. (2007). New records and description of four new species of spionids (Annelida: Polychaeta: Spionidae) from the Philippines: the genera Dispio, Malacoceros, Polydora, and Scolelepis, with notes on palp ciliation patterns of the genus Scolelepis. Zootaxa. 1459: 1-35.
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Williams, J.D.
2007
New records and description of four new species of spionids (Annelida: Polychaeta: Spionidae) from the Philippines: the genera <i>Dispio</i>, <i>Malacoceros</i>, <i>Polydora</i>, and <i>Scolelepis</i>, with notes on palp ciliation patterns of the genus <i>Scolelepis</i>.
Zootaxa
1459: 1-35
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
Seven species of spionid worms of the Philippines are described based primarily on specimens collected from intertidal sandy beaches in 1999-2000. Four of these species are new to science and two are recorded for the first time from this region. Dispio latilamella sp. n., is distinguished by large, spoon-shaped postsetal notopodial lamellae of setiger 1 and notopodial lamellae of setigers 1-13 with digitiform extensions along margin. Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928), a widely distributed species, is discovered for the first time in the Philippines. Polydora cavitensis Pillai, 1965 is reported from Manila Bay for the first time since its original description. Four species of Scolelepis were found: S. hutchingsae Dauer, 1985, S. alisonae sp. n., S. magnicornuta sp. n., and S. villosivaina sp. n.. Scolelepis hutchingsae was previously only known from Australia; the Philippine specimens closely match the original description. Scolelepis alisonae sp. n. is distinguished by postsetal notopodial lamellae with conical lobes on anterior setigers, bidentate notopodial hooded hooks beginning on setiger 68-99, and bidentate neuropodial hooded hooks beginning on setiger 25-33. Scolelepis magnicornuta sp. n. has a large, conical occipital tentacle with cilia along the sides, unidentate or bidentate notopodial hooded hooks beginning on setiger 38-55, and bidentate neuropodial hooded hooks beginning on setiger 25-30. Scolelepis villosivaina sp. n. has palp sheaths with patches of cilia near the insertion of palps, bidentate notopodial hooded hooks beginning on setiger 38, and unidentate or bidentate neuropodial hooded hooks beginning on setiger 25-29. The palp ciliation patterns of Scolelepis are reviewed and four distinct morphological types can be distinguished based on Scanning Electron Microscope investigations. A table reviewing the recently described species of Scolelepis is provided.
Indo West Pacific Region
Philippines
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype USNM 1096794, geounit Bataan, identified as Dispio latilamella Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096795, geounit Bataan, identified as Dispio latilamella Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096796, geounit Bataan, identified as Dispio latilamella Williams, 2007
Nontype USNM 1096797, geounit Aklan, identified as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928)
Nontype USNM 1096798, geounit Aklan, identified as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928)
Nontype USNM 1096799, geounit Aklan, identified as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928)
Nontype USNM 1096800, geounit Aklan, identified as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928)
Nontype USNM 1096801, geounit Aklan, identified as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928)
Nontype USNM 1096802, geounit Manila Bay, identified as Polydora cavitensis Pillai, 1965
Nontype USNM 1096803, geounit Manila Bay, identified as Polydora cavitensis Pillai, 1965
Holotype USNM 1096804, geounit Bataan, identified as Scolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096805, geounit Bataan, identified as Scolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096806, geounit Bataan, identified as Scolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096807, geounit Bataan, identified as Scolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
Holotype USNM 1096808, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis magnicornuta Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096809, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis magnicornuta Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096810, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis magnicornuta Williams, 2007
Nontype USNM 1096811, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis hutchingsae Dauer, 1985
Nontype USNM 1096812, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis hutchingsae Dauer, 1985
Holotype USNM 1096813, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis villosivaina Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096814, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis villosivaina Williams, 2007
Paratype USNM 1096815, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis villosivaina Williams, 2007
Nontype ZRC 2006.0221, geounit Aklan, identified as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928)
Paratype ZRC 2006.0222, geounit Bataan, identified as Scolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
Paratype ZRC 2006.0223, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis magnicornuta Williams, 2007
Nontype ZRC 2006.0224, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis hutchingsae Dauer, 1985
Paratype ZRC 2006.0225, geounit Aklan, identified as Scolelepis villosivaina Williams, 2007
 Depth range

Shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Depth range

Shallow water (Lizard Island, Australia; Bahamas; Puerto Rico); shallow subtidal, 5 m to 11-18 m (Philippines; Golfo ... [details]

 Depth range

Subtidal. [details]

 Depth range

Shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to subtidal (<5 m) depths. [details]

 Depth range

Shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Depth range

Shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Diet

One specimen collected in Boracay Island (Aklan province, Philippines) presented five bivalve larvae in the ... [details]

 Distribution

Philippines: Morong (Bataan province, Luzon Island). Known only from the type locality. [details]

 Distribution

Australia (Queensland; New South Wales); New Caledonia; Philippines (Aklan province); Japan; India; SW Africa; Caribbean ... [details]

 Distribution

Philippines: Manila Bay (Luzon Island). [details]

 Distribution

Philippines: Morong (Bataan province, Luzon Island). Known only from the type locality. [details]

 Distribution

Australia: Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Queensland). Philippines: Boracay Island (Aklan province). [details]

 Distribution

Philippines: Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island (Aklan province). Known only from the type locality. [details]

 Distribution

Philippines: Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island (Aklan province). Known only from the type locality. [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet latilamella derives from the Latin adjective latus, for 'broad' or 'wide', and the Latin noun ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named in honor of the author's wife, Dr. Alison S. Carson, ''for her help in collection of these ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet magnicornuta is composed by the Latin adjective magni, for 'great' or 'large', and the Latin ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet villosivaina is composed by the Latin adjective villosus, for 'hairy', and the Spanish noun ... [details]

 Habitat

Exposed sandy beaches, in shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Habitat

Sandy beaches, between seagrasses and mangroves, shallow sandy bottoms with Thalassia beds, and subtidal habitats ... [details]

 Habitat

Mud tubes among live oysters, and green mussels Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758), at subtidal depths. [details]

 Habitat

Exposed sandy beaches, in shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal to subtidal sands. [details]

 Habitat

Sandy beaches, in shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Habitat

Sandy beaches, in shallow subtidal (<5 m). [details]

 Reproduction

Two incomplete specimens (posterior end fragments) collected in April in Boracay Island (Aklan province, ... [details]

 Type locality

Morong, Bataan province, Luzon Island, Philippines (gazetteer estimate 14.675, 120.262), shallow subtidal sediments ... [details]

 Type locality

Morong, Bataan province, Luzon Island, Philippines (gazetteer estimate 14.675, 120.262), shallow subtidal sediments ... [details]

 Type locality

Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Aklan province, Philippines (gazetteer estimate 11.9764, 121.9115), shallow subtidal ... [details]

 Type locality

Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Aklan province, Philippines (gazetteer estimate 11.9764, 121.9115), shallow ... [details]