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Some polychaete species from the soft bottom of the eastern harbour of Alexandria, Egypt, with special reference to orbiniids and paraonids habitats
Abd-Elnaby, F.A. (2007). Some polychaete species from the soft bottom of the eastern harbour of Alexandria, Egypt, with special reference to orbiniids and paraonids habitats. Egypt. J. Aquatic Res. 33(2): 185-201
In: Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research. Ministry of Scientific Research, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries: Alexandria. ISSN 1687-4285, more
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    Soft bottom communities

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  • Abd-Elnaby, F.A.

Abstract
    In the present study six polychaete species were reported, five of them are considered as new records to the Mediterranean marine waters of the Egyptian Coasts. They were collected from the soft bottom in the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria. They had not been previously recorded in the Egyptian Mediterranean Coastal waters. These species are: Scoloplos (Leodamas) rubra , Scoloplos (Leodamas) dendrobranchus, Paradoneis lyra, Ophiodromus pallidus and Saccocirrus papillocercus, while Scolaricia typical was previously reported by Fauvel (1937) in Alexandria. The recorded, species are belonging to four families: Orbiniidae, Paraonidae, Hesionidae and Saccocirridae. The families Paraonidae and Saccocirridae and the genera: Scoloplos, Saccocirrus and Paradoneis are recorded for the first time in the Eygptian Mediterranean waters. The relation between the surrounding habitat, pointed prostomium and sac-like or dentritic branching reversible pharynx and burrowing activity of the recorded Orbiniidae and Paraonidae species, was discussed.

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  • Polychaeta from the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria, more

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