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Aguado, M.T.; San Martín, G. (2008). Re-description of some enigmatic genera of Syllidae (Phyllodocida: Polychaeta). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 88(01): 35-56.
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10.1017/S002531540800026X [view]
Aguado, M.T.; San Martín, G
2008
Re-description of some enigmatic genera of Syllidae (Phyllodocida: Polychaeta)
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
88(01): 35-56
Publication
Several type series of unusual and poorly known genera of Syllidae have been examined. New diagnoses for the following genera and re-descriptions of their type species are provided: Anguillosyllis, Clavisyllis, Lamellisyllis and Nuchalosyllis; Brachysyllis, previously synonymized with Dioplosyllis, is herein considered to be a valid taxon. The species Brachysyllis infuscata is also re-described. Three genera are considered to be non-valid taxa: Braniella, synonymous with Anguillosyllis; Alluaudella, synonymous with Odontosyllis; and Exogonella, synonymous with Parexogone. Their type species herein are re-described and assigned to their corresponding valid genus. Finally, Exogonoides is considered nomina dubia since its relationships with other syllids could not be established. Keys to species of Anguillosyllis and Brachysyllis are also included.
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 Classification

Anguillosyllis has intermediate morphological characteristics between Exogoninae and Eusyllinae according to Aguado ... [details]

 Classification

Looks rather like a hesionid and so Hartman placed the species in Hesionidae. However, it is since recognised as a ... [details]

 Depth range

Off Atlantic coast of the USA: 117-4892 m. Off NE South America: 770-3783 m.  [details]

 Depth range

Shallow water to about 8 m. [details]

 Diagnosis

[ San Martin (2005) & Agudao & San Martin (2008) ] Body small, meiofaunal, surface smooth. Prostomium with three ... [details]

 Distribution

Antarctic Ocean and nearby areas (Cape Horn, Drake Passage, Weddell Sea).  [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic Ocean: off USA, and NE South America.  [details]

 Distribution

Southeast Pacific Ocean, Juan Férnadez Islands (Chile).  [details]

 Distribution

New Zealand: North Island (port of New Plymouth), and South Island (Menzies Bay, northern side of Banks Peninsula).  [details]

 Distribution

South Africa, South Bay.  [details]

 Distribution

Madagascar. Known only from the type locality. [details]

 Habitat

On hydroids (Sertularia sp.).  [details]

 Holotype

Holotype NHML 1971.43 was re-examined by Aguado & San Martín (2008). [details]

 Identification

Aguado & San Martín (2008) provide a dichotomic key for the species of the genus.  [details]

 Identification

Aguado & San Martín (2008) provide a dichotomic key for the species of the genus.  [details]

 Specimen

Known only from the holotype. [details]

 Status

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

 Synonymy

The synonymy of Alluaudella Gravier, 1905 with Odontosyllis Claparède, 1863 was suggested by San Martín & ... [details]

 Synonymy

San Martín & Hutchings (2006) examined the holotype of Alluaudella longicirrata Mohammad, 1973, stating that it ... [details]

 Taxonomy

The genus Brachysyllis Imajima & Hartman, 1964 was synonymized with Dioplosyllis Gidholm, 1962 by Imajima (1966), ... [details]

 Taxonomy

The species was moved to the genus Dioplosyllis Gidholm, 1962 by Imajima (1966), but reinstated in the genus ... [details]

 Type material

Holotype (and only type specimen) deposited in the Canterbury Museum (Cristchurch, New Zealand), by Knox (1957), ... [details]

 Type material

According to Aguado & San Martín (2008: 54) the holotype (BM 1963.1.34) and the paratype (BM 1963.1.35) could ... [details]

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