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Núñez, J. ; Brito, M. D. 2006: A new species of Rullierinereis and new records of Nereididae from sublittoral sandy bottoms off Lanzarote (Canary Islands). Scientia Marina 70: 145-150.
Rullerinereis ancornunezi n. sp., collected from sandy and maerl bottoms from 19-55 m depth around Lanzarote island, is described. The new taxon is characterized by having a reduced or absent upper notopodial ligule in biramous parapodia of chaetigers 3-9 and in the middle region from chaetiger 26 onwards, and also by the shape of the homogomph notopodial falciger blade, which is short and serrated. A comparison with morphologically similar species is made. Other nereidid species collected were: Nereis lamellosa Ehlers, 1864, Nereis rava Ehlers. 1864, Neanthes caudata (Delle Chiaje, 1827) and Neanthes rubicunda (Ehlers, 1864). A map of the distribution of these species is presented.
Canary Islands
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