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Langeneck, Joachim; Musco, Luigi; Busoni, Giulio; Conese, Ilaria; Aliani, Stefano; Castelli, Alberto. (2018). Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) from the deep Mediterranean Sea, with the description of three new species. Zootaxa. 4369(2): 197-220.
290495
10.11646/zootaxa.4369.2.3 [view]
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:172F11D3-CFA0-4EBB-BDA4-DE58E3316A53 [view]
Langeneck, Joachim; Musco, Luigi; Busoni, Giulio; Conese, Ilaria; Aliani, Stefano; Castelli, Alberto
2018
Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) from the deep Mediterranean Sea, with the description of three new species
Zootaxa
4369(2): 197-220
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
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Despite almost two centuries of research, the diversity of Mediterranean deep-sea environments remains still largely unexplored. This is particularly true for the polychaete family Syllidae. We report herein 14 species; among them, we describe Erinaceusyllis barbarae n. sp., Exogone sophiae n. sp. and Prosphaerosyllis danovaroi n. sp. and report Parexogone wolfi San Martín, 1991, Exogone lopezi San Martín, Ceberio & Aguirrezabalaga, 1996 and Anguillosyllis Day, 1963 for the first time from the Western Mediterranean, the latter based on a single individual likely belonging to an undescribed species. Moreover, we re-establish Syllis profunda Cognetti, 1955 based on type and new material. Present data, along with a critical analysis of available literature, show that Syllidae are highly diverse in deep Mediterranean environments, even though they are rarely reported, probably due to the scarce number of studies devoted to the size-fraction of benthos including deep-sea syllids. Most deep-sea Syllidae have wide distributions, which do not include shallow-waters. 100 m depth apparently represents the boundary between the assemblages dominated by generalist shallow water syllids like Exogone naidina Ørsted, 1843 and Syllis parapari San Martín & López, 2000, and those deep-water assemblages characterised by strictly deep-water species like Parexogone campoyi San Martín, Ceberio & Aguirrezabalaga, 1996, Parexogone wolfi San Martín, 1991 and Syllis sp. 1 (= Langerhansia caeca Katzmann, 1973).
Mediterranean
Abyssal, Deep-Sea
Systematics, Taxonomy
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 Depth range

From about 100 m to more than 5000 m. [details]

 Distribution

Mediterranean Sea: southern Adriatic Sea; western Sardinian Slope; northern Tyrrhenian Sea. [details]

 Distribution

Western and Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Mediterranean Sea; Pacific Ocean (dubious);  [details]

 Distribution

Mediterranean Sea: western Sardinian Slope; northern Tyrrhenian Sea. [details]

 Etymology

"This species is friendly dedicated to Dr. Barbara Mikac, in recognition of her important contribution to the ... [details]

 Etymology

"This species is dedicated to Sophie Langeneck, sister of the first author" (Langeneck et al., 2018: 204). [details]

 Etymology

"The new species is dedicated to Prof. Roberto Danovaro, in recognition of his important scientific contributions ... [details]

 Type locality

Southern Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea (41.6328°, 17.6231°). [details]

 Type locality

Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Mediterranean Sea (43.6444°, 09.9889°). [details]

 Type locality

Western Sardinian Slope, Western Mediterranean Sea (40.5211°, 07.7811°). [details]

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