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Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I. (2008). Review of Poeobius meseres Heath, 1930 (Polychaeta: Flabelligeridae). Cahiers de Biologie Marine. 49(2): 191-200.
10.21411/CBM.A.6FB6F3A2 [view]
Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I.
Review of <i>Poeobius meseres</i> Heath, 1930 (Polychaeta: Flabelligeridae)
Cahiers de Biologie Marine
49(2): 191-200
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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The taxonomic position of the holopelagic polychaete Poeobius meseres Heath, 1930 has shifted from being an independent family or order, towards becoming a member of the Flabelligeridae by using molecular methods. There are a series of problems about the morphological features for the species and genus, and all materials available were studied trying to improve our understanding of their taxonomic placement. There seems to be at least two morphological patterns regarding the arrangement of branchial filaments and in the relative rugosity of the tunic and egg size. The holotype cannot be employed to solve this because it has its anterior end invaginated; consequently, it is suggested to make additional collections and redescriptions based upon better materials to clarify this problem.
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