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Neal, Lenka; Paterson, Gordon L.J.; Blockley, David; Scott, Ben; Sherlock, Emma; Huque, Cate; Glover, Adrian G. (2020). Biodiversity data and new species descriptions of polychaetes from offshore waters of the Falkland Islands, an area undergoing hydrocarbon exploration. ZooKeys. 938: 1-86.
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10.3897/zookeys.938.49349 [view]
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:76B7FF03-FEB1-4884-AD29-55BE864F0EBF [view]
Neal, Lenka; Paterson, Gordon L.J.; Blockley, David; Scott, Ben; Sherlock, Emma; Huque, Cate; Glover, Adrian G.
2020
Biodiversity data and new species descriptions of polychaetes from offshore waters of the Falkland Islands, an area undergoing hydrocarbon exploration
ZooKeys
938: 1-86
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). Published online: 03 June 2020. Open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Benthic environmental impact assessments and monitoring programs accompanying offshore hydrocarbon industry activities result in large collections of benthic organisms. Such collections offer great potential for systematics, biodiversity and biogeography research, but these opportunities are only rarely realised. In recent decades, the hydrocarbon industry has started exploration activities in offshore waters off the Falkland Islands. A large collection of ca. 25,000 polychaete (Annelida) specimens, representing some 233 morphological species was processed at the Natural History Museum, London. Taxonomic assessment led to recognition of many polychaete species that are new to science. The existing taxonomic literature for the region is outdated and many species in existing literature are likely misidentifications. Initially, an online taxonomic guide (http://falklands.myspecies.info) was created, to provide a single taxonomic source for 191 polychaete species to standardise identification across different environmental contractors working in Falkland Islands. Here, this effort is continued to make data available for 18,015 specimens through publication of raw biodiversity data, checklist with links to online taxonomic information and formal descriptions of five new species. New species were chosen across different families to highlight the taxonomic novelty of this area: Apistobranchus jasoni Neal & Paterson, sp. nov. (Apistobranchidae), Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson, sp. nov. (Orbiniidae), Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson, sp. nov. (Syllidae) and Aphelochaeta falklandica Paterson & Neal, sp. nov., and Dodecaceria saeria Paterson & Neal, sp. nov. (both Cirratulidae). The potential of the Falkland Islands material to provide up to date information for known species described in the literature is also highlighted by publishing images and redescription of Harmothoe anderssoni Bergström, 1916 and Aphelochaeta longisetosa (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965). Biodiversity and abundance data are made available through a DarwinCore database, including material collected from 83 stations at Sea Lion developmental oil field in North Falklands Basin and voucher specimens’ data collected from exploratory oil wells in East Falklands Basin.
Falkland Island; w = Burdwood Bank
Patagonia, Terra del Fuego, Magellan Region incl. Falkland/Malvinas Islands
South Atlantic
Hydrocarbons
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Paratype NHMUK NHM.2018.14528-14531, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Paratype NHMUK NHM.2018.21716, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Holotype NHMUK NHM.2018.21756, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24036, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24061, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24080, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24089, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24100, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24169, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24196, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24204, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Paratype NHMUK NHM.2018.24236, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24302, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24324, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Paratype NHMUK NHM.2018.24386, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24498, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24605, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24637, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.24719, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.25062, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Holotype NHMUK NHM.2018.25100, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.25127, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHM.2018.2521, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Prosphaerosyllis modinouae Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
Nontype NHMUK NHN.2018.24211, geounit Falkland Islands part of the South Atlantic Ocean, identified as Leitoscoloplos olei Neal & Paterson in Neal et al., 2020
 Distribution

South Atlantic Ocean: North Falklands Basin. [details]

 Distribution

South Atlantic Ocean: North Falklands Basin. [details]

 Etymology

"Specific name olei is genitive case of oleum, which is Latin for oil, to acknowledge the discovery of this species ... [details]

 Etymology

"This species is dedicated to Yvett Modinou, a passionate science communicator, who inspired the fourth author (BS ... [details]

 Habitat

Type of sediment not stated, in oil field at depths of ca. 450 m. [details]

 Habitat

Type of sediment not stated, in oil field at depths of ca. 450 m. [details]

 Type locality

Sea Lion oil field, North Falklands Basin, South Atlantic Ocean (-49.2584, -59.1252). [details]

 Type locality

Sea Lion oil field, North Falklands Basin, South Atlantic Ocean (-49.2457, -59.1255). [details]