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Polychaeta source details

Paola, A., San Martín, G. & Martin, D. 2006. A new species of Haplosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (Annelida: Polychaeta: Syllidae: Syllinae) from Argentina. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 119(3): 346-354.
The study of Syllidae (Polychaeta) from the southwest Atlantic Ocean revealed the presence of an unknown species, which is herein described as Haplosyllis loboi, new species. According to its morphology, the new species belongs to the species-complex group of Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855). However, it is distinguished by the presence of a series of denticles between the upper end of the main fang and the lower end of the subdistal tooth and the shape of the dorsal cirri, which are shorter than the body width and tapered, showing slightly alternating lengths. The description of this new species of Haplosyllis supports the growing evidence that H. spongicola, formerly considered to be a cosmopolitan species, has in fact been used for several distinct species.
South Atlantic
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype MLP 6079-1, geounit Argentina, identified as Haplosyllis loboi Paola, San Martín & Martin, 2006

Atlantic Ocean, from northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to La Plata, Argentina.  [details]


The species is named loboi in honor of Dr. José María Orensanz "Lobo", from the Centro Nacional Patagónico ... [details]

 Type locality

La Plata, Argentina (38º05.3'S, 57º22'W). [details]