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Glasby, Christoper J.; Aguado, M. Teresa. 2009. A New Species and New Records of the Anthozoan Commensal Genus Alcyonosyllis (Polychaeta: Syllidae: Syllinae). The Beagle 25: 53-61
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A new species of Alcyonosyllis (Polychaeta: Syllidae), A. hinterkircheri, is described from a scleractinian coral, Goniopora' cf. 'stokesi Edwards and Haime (Poritidae) from shallow coastal waters near Bohol Island, Philippine Islands. It represents the first record of an Alcyonosyllis species on a scleractinian coral and the first record of a commensal polychaete on a Goniopora species. The new polychaete differs from other described species of Alcyonosyllis in having long, slender dorsal cirri exhibiting a strong, long-short alternation pattern over the entire body; in its olive-green colour pattern; and that all chaetae are unidentate. Also, new records of the type species of the genus, 'A. phili', from Australia and the Philippine Islands extend the known range of this species. Lastly, a possible new species from Sumba, Indonesia similar to 'A. xeniaecola' (Hartmann-Schroder, 1993) is mentioned but not formally described because only one specimen is known to date. A dichotomous key is provided to distinguish the seven species known with certainty in the genus.
2013-03-27 06:06:38Z
2013-03-28 01:59:27Z

Holotype NTM W.22998, geounit Philippines, identified as Alcyonosyllis hinterkircheri Glasby & Aguado, 2009

The species lives in association with the the scleractinian coral Goniopora cf. stokesi Edwards & Haime, 1851 ... [details]


Philippine Islands, Panglao Island, SW Bohol Island. Only known from the type locality.  [details]

 Editor's comment

A probable seventh species of Alcyonosyllis from Sumba, Indonesia, collected on the Dutch-Indonesian Snellius II ... [details]


The species is named in honour of its collector, Johann Hinterkircher, from Munich (Germany), a keen underwater ... [details]


Living on the scleractinian coral Goniopora cf. stokesi Edwards & Haime, 1851 (Poritidae), at shallow water.  [details]


"Given the occurrence of all species of Alcyonosyllis on both octocorals and scleractinian corals, it is likely ... [details]

 Type locality

Alona Beach 3km from Panglao City, Panglao Island, south-west of Bohol Island, Philippines (9°34.683’N, ... [details]