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Böggemann, Markus and Westheide, Wilfried 2004. Interstitial Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Mahe (Seychelles). Journal of Natural History, 38(4):403-446
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
About 500 specimens of Syllidae were collected during two field expeditions in the years 1999 and 2000 to Mahe (Seychelles). Most of the specimens were collected on fringing coral reefs, others were dredged from deeper coralline sands (22-34 m). Eighteen genera and 39 species of Syllidae were found, of which four are herein described as new to science: Parexogone anseforbansensis n. sp., Parexogone seychellensis n. sp., Sphaerosyllis sanmartini n. sp. and Typosyllis pseudoheterosetosa n. sp. Descriptions with illustrations and micrographs are provided for the new and other interesting species. The majority of the species are really interstitial, living in sandy habitats; the others were found under and inside beach rocks and dead corals.
Indian Ocean
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Holotype SMF 11309, geounit Seychelles, identified as Typosyllis pseudoheterosetosa Böggemann & Westheide, 2004
Paratype SMF 11382, identified as Parexogone seychellensis Böggemann & Westheide, 2004
Holotype SMF 11383, geounit Seychelles, identified as Parexogone seychellensis Böggemann & Westheide, 2004
Holotype SMF 11386, geounit Seychelles, identified as Parexogone anseforbansensis Böggemann & Westheide, 2004
Holotype SMF 11409, geounit Seychelles, identified as Sphaerosyllis sanmartini Böggemann & Westheide, 2004
Paratype SMF 11410, identified as Sphaerosyllis sanmartini Böggemann & Westheide, 2004
Paratype SMF 13385, identified as Parexogone anseforbansensis Böggemann & Westheide, 2004
 Depth range

Intertidal to 33 m. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to 22 m. [details]

 Distribution

Western Indian Ocean, Seychelles, Mahé Island.  [details]

 Etymology

Geographic name after Anse Forbans beach and reef and the Chalets d'Anse Forbans, on the island of Mahé.  [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the Seychelles, where the material was collected.  [details]

 Etymology

The species is named in honour to Guillermo San Martín, for his important contributions to the knowledge of the ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named for its great similarity to Typosyllis heterosetosa Hartmann-Schröder, 1991.  [details]

 Habitat

In coral reefs and rubble.  [details]

 Habitat

Sand and coral rubble.  [details]

 Status

All Exogone (Parexogone) were raised from subgenus to genus by Böggemann and Westheide (2004), because (p.433) of ... [details]

 Status

Parexogone raised from subgenus to genus by Böggemann & Westheide (2004), because (p.433) of differences from ... [details]

 Type locality

Anse Forbans, Seychelles (marine)[geolocation data not given, via placename only]. [details]

 Type locality

Seychelles (marine), Mahé, Anse Forbans (geocoordinates not provided, but estimated with gazetteer to be lat. ... [details]

 Type locality

Seychelles (marine), Mahé, Anse Forbans (geocoordinates not provided, but estimated with gazetteer to be lat. ... [details]