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Brusa, Vivian S.; Aguado, M. Theresa; San Martin, Guillermo; Rouse, Greg W. 2013. Revision of the genus Eusyllis Malmgren, 1867 (Annelida: Phyllodocida: Syllidae: Eusyllinae), with the description of a new species from the eastern Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 3599(1): 37-50
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Eusyllis Malmgren, 1867 (Annelida, Syllidae) is revised, with 7 species considered as valid (Eusyllis assimilis Marenzeller, 1875; Eusyllis blomstrandi Malmgren, 1867; Eusyllis kupfferi Langerhans, 1879; Eusyllis lamelligera Marion & Bobretzky, 1875; Eusyllis longicirrata Imajima, 1966; Eusyllis maxima (Monro, 1930); and Eusyllis nuchalata Hartmann- Schröder, 1965) plus a newly described species (Eusyllis grandmarie [sic for 'grandmariae'] n. sp.) the only species of the genus recorded from a whale carcass, lying at more than 600 m deep in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the California coast. The new species is characterized by elongated compound chaetae, with blades almost unidentate, and a thin, spine-like proximal tooth. It differs from Eusyllis longicirrata Imajima, 1966, from Japan, in having shorter dorsal cirri and blades of compound chaetae. Additionally, Eusyllis nuchalata Hartmann-Schröder, 1965 is re-described. A key to the species of the genus is included.
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Eusyllis Malmgren, 1867 (identification resource)
 Diagnosis

Unique in having compound chaetae with elongated blades, short spines on margin and minute, spine-like proximal ... [details]

 Distribution

Monterey Bay, California, USA, North Pacific Ocean. Known only from the type locality.  [details]

 Etymology

Named for Maria Brusa, the first author’s late grandmother. [details]

 Habitat

Recorded on a juvenile whale carcass (Eschrichtius robustus) located at 633 m depth, sunk on purpose for scientific ... [details]

 Spelling

Publication misspells the species epithet as 'grandmarie' in abstract and Table 1. [details]

 Type locality

Monterey Submarine Canyon, California, U.S.A. on whale carcass, 36.802º N, 121.994º W [not 38.802º N 122.994ºW ... [details]

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