AMPHARETIDAE MALMGREN, 1867 (ANNELIDA: POLYCHAETA) FROM VENEZUELA
One hundred nineteen specimens of the family Ampharetidae Malmgren, collected in soft bottoms from 26 stations of the Venezuelan coast using PVC corer (0.018 m2), trawl and dredge van Veen (0.013 m3), were analyzed taxonomically. Five species were identified: Auchenoplax crinita Ehlers, 1887, Isolda pulchella F. Müller, 1858, Melinna maculata Webster, 1879, Amphicteis cf. scaphobranchiata Moore, 1906, and Hobsonia florida Banse, 1979; all are new records for Venezuela and extend the geographic distribution of these species.
Polychaete; Ampharetidae; Taxonomy; South Caribbean; Soft-bottom
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