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Polychaeta source details

Støp-Bowitz, C. (1991). Some new or rare species of pelagic polychaetes from the Gulf of Guinea. Ophelia Supplement 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta). 261-270.
Støp-Bowitz, C.
Some new or rare species of pelagic polychaetes from the Gulf of Guinea
Ophelia Supplement 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta)
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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Among some pelagic polychaetes collected by the R/V ''Ombango'' in the Gulf of Guinea (1960-1964) were specimens which could not be referred to any known species. One of these, Yndolacia lopadorrhynchoides Støp-Bowitz, 1987 (Yndolaciidae Støp-Bowitz, 1987), which represented a new genus and family, has been described elsewhere. Five others, two of which also represent new genera, are described herein; Drieschiopsis guineana n. gen., n. sp. and Herdmanella aequatorialis n. sp. (Polynoidae); Pseudalciopa modesta n. gen., n. sp., Rhynchonereella longicirrata n. sp. and Vanadis brevirostris n. sp. (Alciopidae). Rare forms include specimens of Watelio gravieri (Benham, 1929) (Alciopidae), Tomopteris rolasi Greeff, 1882 (Tomopteridae) and Travisiopsis lumbricoides Reibisch, 1895 (Typhloscolecidae), previously known from only one or a few older records.
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"Prostomium not protruding beyond eyes; 5 antennae, the median one reduced to a crest; 2 globular eyes. Proboscis ... [details]


The generic name indicates the similarity to Drieschia [details]


The species name indicates that the species originates from the Gulf of Guinea [details]


The name Pseudalciopa is composed by the Greek prefix pseud(o), meaning 'false' or 'spurious', and the generic name ... [details]


author: "From the Latin modestus, modest." The author does not state why this is appropriate, but as the only ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

Pseudalciopa is stated to be feminine [details]