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A new species of Australonuphis (Polychaeta : Onuphidae) from the eastern Pacific
De Leon-Gonzalez, J.A.; Cornejo-Rodriguez, M.H.; Degraer, S. (2008). A new species of Australonuphis (Polychaeta : Onuphidae) from the eastern Pacific. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 88(4): 739-742. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315408001252
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Onuphidae Kinberg, 1865 [WoRMS]; Polychaeta [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Polychaeta; Onuphidae; eastern Pacific; new species

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  • De Leon-Gonzalez, J.A.
  • Cornejo-Rodriguez, M.H.
  • Degraer, S., more

Abstract
    A new species of Australonuphis Paxton, 1979 from the Ecuadorian coast, eastern Pacific, is described. The new species is characterized by seven modified parapodia, cirriform ventral cirri on the anterior 16 to 19 chaetigers, subacicular hooks beginning from chaetigers 43 to 57, and cirriform interramal processes on chaetigers 7-10 to 16-18 transformed back in a rounded lobe. This species belongs to the species group with unidentate pseudocompound hooks. Other species of this group are A. beltrani de Leon-Gonzalez & Gongora-Garza, 1993, A. hartmanae (Friedrich, 1956), A. parateres Paxton, 1979 and A. teres (Ehlers, 1868).

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