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Nogueira, João Miguel De Matos, Fitzhugh, Kirk, Rossi, Maíra Cappellani Silva. 2010. A new genus and new species of fan worms (Polychaeta: Sabellidae) from Atlantic and Pacific Oceans—the formal treatment of taxon names as explanatory hypotheses. Zootaxa 2603: 1–52.
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Members of Parasabella minuta Treadwell, 1941, subsequently moved to Perkinsiana, were collected during a survey of rocky intertidal polychaetes along the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Additional specimens, which are referred to two new species, were also found in similar habitats from the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Caribbean Panama, and Oahu Island, Hawaii. A phylogenetic analysis of Sabellinae, including members of P. minuta and the two new species, provided justification for establishing a new generic hypothesis, Sabellomma gen. nov., for these individuals. Formal definitions are also provided for Sabellomma minuta gen. nov., comb. nov., S. collinae gen. nov., spec. nov., and S. harrisae gen. nov., spec. nov., along with descriptions of individuals to which these hypotheses apply. The generic name Aracia nom. nov., is provided to replace Kirkia Nogueira, López and Rossi, 2004, pre-occupied by a mollusk.
Caribbean region
Pacific, North East (Warm + cold temperate (boreal))
Western Atlantic warm temperate to tropical
Systematics, Taxonomy
2013-01-12 18:30:12Z


Not stated. Clearly a combination of Sabella and Omma, neuter Greek noun for eye.  [details]

 Grammatical gender

Gender is neuter, as for the other -omma names in Sabellidae, Acromegalomma, Branchiomma, and Pseudobranchiomma. ... [details]


misspelling for mandatory gender agreement. Sabellomma is a neuter noun [details]


Mandatory Code correction to 'minutum' as Sabellomma is a neuter genus name [details]

 Type locality

South side of Cayo Swan (= Isla de Pájaros) (9.453 deg N 82.3 deg W), Bahia Almirante, Bocas del Toro Archipelago, ... [details]

 Type locality

Near Keelii Lagoon and Sand Island Pacific (21.289 deg N, 157.87 deg W), Honolulu Harbour, Oahu, Hawaii [details]