Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

CAULLERIELLA PETERSENAE N. SP. AND TWO NEW RECORDS OF CIRRATULIDAE (ANNELIDA: POLYCHAETA) FROM VENEZUELA

Oscar Díaz Díaz, Adibe Cárdenas Oliva, Ildefonso Liñero Arana

Abstract


A total of 295 specimens of cirratulids were collected at fie localities from the northeastern coast of Venezuela. Caulleriella petersenae is described as a species new to science, which is characterized by the absence of eyes and the presence of the fist notopodial hooks at the chaetiger 26. On the other hand, Monticellina cf. serratiseta and Timarete caribous were recorded for the fist time from Venezuela waters. All these species have been found associated to macro-algae and coral reef.

Keywords


Polychaetes; annelids; biodiversity; cirratulids; Great Caribbean region

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2014.43.2.6

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