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Tomopterids (Polychaeta: Tomopteridae) of the Western Caribbean Sea
Jiménez-Cueto, S.; Suárez-Morales, E. (1999). Tomopterids (Polychaeta: Tomopteridae) of the Western Caribbean Sea. Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 69: 5-14
In: Bulletin. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Mededelingen. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177, more
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  • Jiménez-Cueto, S.
  • Suárez-Morales, E.

    Tomopterid polychaetes were collected during five oceanographic cruises carried out off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, western Caribbean Sea. Five species of the holoplanktic genus Tomopteris were recorded, increasing the number of Tomopteris species known from the Caribbean Sea to 7. The most common species in the area were T. elegans CHUN, 1888 and T. nationalis DALES, 1957. Together, they represented more than 83 % of the total tomopterid fauna. Diagnoses and illustrations are given here for the five species recorded, together an identification key for the Caribbean species of Tomopteris.

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