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San Martín, Guillermo; Aguado, María Teresa; Álvarez-Campos, Patricia. 2014. Revision of the genus Megasyllis (Annelida, Syllidae) with descriptions of four new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 94(02): 331-351
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The genus Megasyllis is herein reorganized excluding the size from the diagnosis, since it is not a characteristic of all the species of the genus. We provide here a taxonomic account of all known species and a key to species identification. Seven species are new combinations, and re-descriptions of the four latter are included: Megasyllis nipponica (Imajima, 1966) and M. multiannulata (Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008) from Japan; Megasyllis procera (Hartman, 1965) from the Atlantic; Megasyllis pseudoheterosetosa (Böggemann & Westheide, 2004) from the Indian Ocean. Megasyllis glandulosa (Augener, 1913), from Australia; Megasyllis marquesensis (Monro, 1939) from the Marquesas Islands, Micronesia and Megasyllis subantennata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1984) from Australia. Four new species from the Pacific Ocean namely Megasyllis tigrina sp. nov., Megasyllis mariandreworum sp. nov. (both from Australia), Megasyllis chrissyae sp. nov. (from the Philippines) and Megasyllis eduardoi sp. nov. (from New Zealand) are described.
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Megasyllis San Martín, Hutchings & Aguado, 2008 (emendation (re-diagnosis of genus))
Megasyllis chrissyae San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014 (original description)
Megasyllis corruscans (Haswell, 1886) (additional source)
Megasyllis eduardoi San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014 (original description)
Megasyllis glandulosa (Augener, 1913) (new combination reference)
Megasyllis heterosetosa (Hartmann-Schröder, 1991) (additional source)
Megasyllis inflata (Marenzeller, 1879) (additional source)
Megasyllis mariandreworum San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014 (original description)
Megasyllis marquesensis (Monro, 1939) (new combination reference)
Megasyllis multiannulata (Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008) (new combination reference)
Megasyllis nipponica (Imajima, 1966) (new combination reference)
Megasyllis procera (Hartman, 1965) (new combination reference)
Megasyllis pseudoheterosetosa (Böggemann & Westheide, 2004) (new combination reference)
Megasyllis subantennata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1984) (new combination reference)
Megasyllis tigrina San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014 (original description)
Odontosyllis glandulosa Augener, 1913 accepted as Megasyllis glandulosa (Augener, 1913) (new combination reference)
Pionosyllis marquesensis Monro, 1939 accepted as Megasyllis marquesensis (Monro, 1939) (new combination reference)
Pionosyllis procera Hartman, 1965 accepted as Megasyllis procera (Hartman, 1965) (new combination reference)
Syllis multiannulata Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008 accepted as Megasyllis multiannulata (Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008) (new combination reference)
Typosyllis (Typosyllis) subantennata Hartmann-Schröder, 1984 accepted as Megasyllis subantennata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1984) (new combination reference)
Typosyllis nipponica Imajima, 1966 accepted as Megasyllis nipponica (Imajima, 1966) (new combination reference)
Typosyllis pseudoheterosetosa Böggemann & Westheide, 2004 accepted as Megasyllis pseudoheterosetosa (Böggemann & Westheide, 2004) (new combination reference)
Holotype CAS 187469, geounit Philippines, identified as Megasyllis chrissyae San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014
Holotype NIWA 79628, geounit New Zealand, identified as Megasyllis eduardoi San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014
Holotype AM W35406, geounit Australia, identified as Megasyllis mariandreworum San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014
Holotype AM W36503, geounit Australia, identified as Megasyllis tigrina San Martín, Aguado & Álvarez-Campos, 2014
 Depth range

Intertidal and subtidal on shallow depths.  [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to subtidal.  [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal.  [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to 200 m.  [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to subtidal.  [details]

 Distribution

The Philippines, Luzón Island. Only known from the type locality.  [details]

 Distribution

East Australia (New South Wales) and South Australia; probably also in other Australian seas.  [details]

 Distribution

New Zealand, South and North Islands (South Pacific).  [details]

 Distribution

Western Australia.  [details]

 Distribution

Australia (Queensland; New South wales); Japan.  [details]

 Distribution

Japan (Sagami Bay) and Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).  [details]

 Distribution

Australia (New South Wales). Only known from the type locality.  [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Marquesas Islands and Tahiti.  [details]

 Distribution

Northwest Pacific Ocean (Japan).  [details]

 Distribution

Japan.  [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic coast of USA, Cape Verde Islands, southern and southwestern Africa.  [details]

 Distribution

South and Western Australia.  [details]

 Distribution

Australia (New South Wales).  [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after Christina Piotrowski (Chrissy), who collected the type specimen.  [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after Dr. Eduardo López, colleague of the authors, who participated in the collection and ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after María Zamora and Andrew McCarthy who helped one of the authors (M.T. Aguado) during her ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the transverse stripes, similar to the pattern of a tiger.  [details]

 Habitat

Among algae, sponges and ascidians, at shallow water.  [details]

 Habitat

Algae and sediments.  [details]

 Habitat

Coralline algae, muddy sand, and seagrasses, in intertidal to shallow subtidal depths.  [details]

 Habitat

Among weed lining pool on the shore shelf and under stones.  [details]

 Habitat

Seagrasses and algae, rocky shores.  [details]

 Habitat

Under littoral stones, fine sand, algae, inside coralline rocks.  [details]

 Habitat

In sponges and sandy bottoms with bryozoans.  [details]

 Identification

Dichotomic key for the genus in San Martín et al. (2014).  [details]

 Taxonomy

San Martín et al. (2014) suggest that Megasyllis procera could be a junior synonym of Pionosyllis malmgreni ... [details]

 Taxonomy

San Martín et al. (2014) suggest that Pionosyllis malmgreni could be a senior synonym of Megasyllis procera ... [details]

 Type locality

The Philippines, Luzón Island, Batangas, Calupan Peninsula, Balayan Bay, Basura dive (13.76ºN, 120.92ºE).  [details]

 Type locality

New Zealand, South Island, Akaroa, south dock (43º48'17.11"S, 172º57'54.71"E).  [details]

 Type locality

Australia, Western Australia, Shark Bay.  [details]

 Type locality

Australia, New South Wales, Botany Bay, 400 m north of Towra Point (33º59'50"S, 151º10'21"E).  [details]

 Type locality

Shiraiso coast, Manazuru, Sagami Bay, Japan.  [details]

 Type locality

Funadomari, Rebun Island, Japan.  [details]

 Type locality

Australia, New South Wales, Bowen Island, Jervis Bay (35º07.49'S, 150º45.77'E).  [details]