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Jimi, Naoto; Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I.; Kajihara, Hiroshi. (2017). Designation of a neotype and redescription of Hesione reticulata von Marenzeller, 1879 from Japan (Annelida, Hesionidae). ZooKeys. 657: 29-41.
Jimi, Naoto; Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I.; Kajihara, Hiroshi
Designation of a neotype and redescription of Hesione reticulata von Marenzeller, 1879 from Japan (Annelida, Hesionidae)
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
The hesionid polychaete Hesione reticulata von Marenzeller, 1879 was described from Enoshima Island, Japan and has been recorded also from the Red Sea. Depending on researchers, it has been regarded as either a distinct species or synonymous with older established ones. The type specimen has been lost. In order to clarify its taxonomic status, H. reticulata is herein redescribed, illustrated, and a neotype is proposed based on recent material collected near the type locality. The diagnostic features include the presence of several dorsal, discontinuous longitudinal bands, interrupted by pale segmental spots; prostomium with tiny antennae; a tuberculated dorsal integument; acicular lobes double; and neurochaetal blades with guards approaching the distal tooth. The dorsal color pattern in life enables a clear distinction from similar species such as H. intertexta Grube, 1878 amongst others. Mitochondrial COI barcoding sequences are deposited in the DNA Data Bank of Japan. A key to Hesione species from Japan is also included.
Hesione reticulata Marenzeller, 1879 (redescription)
Neotype NSMT Pol N-620, geounit Kanagawa, identified as Hesione reticulata Marenzeller, 1879