New species of Pisionidens (Sigalionidae, Annelida) from Akumal, México

Bidragets oversatte titel: Ny art af Pisionidens (Sigalionidae, Annelida) fra Akumal, México

H. Cecilie B. Petersen, Brett Christopher Gonzalez, Alejandro Martinez Garcia, Katrine Worsaae

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Pisionidens Aiyar & Alikuhni, 1943 is a genus of small scale-less annelids formerly belonging to the family ‘Pisionidae’, now synonymized with the scale worm family Sigalionidae. A new species from Akumal, México, Pisionidens ixazaluohae n. sp., is herein described, including a genetic barcode, and diagnosed by parapodia from segment 8, males having a continuous line of midventral pores, and the presence of a single copulatory segment without parapodia. The new species differs in morphology from the three previously described species, including P. indica (Aiyar & Alikuhni, 1940), representing the only other species previously reported from the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. A comparative table with a summary of the main taxonomic characters of all described species of the genus, including information on distribution, is provided.
Bidragets oversatte titelNy art af Pisionidens (Sigalionidae, Annelida) fra Akumal, México
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)165-173
StatusUdgivet - 5 jul. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa

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