Bonyadi-Naeini, Alieh, Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah, Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar, Glasby, Christopher J. & Rahimian, Hassan, 2017, Nereididae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, including description of two new species and 11 new records, Zootaxa 4244 (1), pp. 91-117: 103

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Neanthes  sp. cf. N. acuminata Ehlers, (1868) 

Material examined. Iran, Persian Gulf, Qeshm Island- Shib Deraz , one specimen ( ZUTC 6160)  .

Habitat. Intertidal, sandy beach.

Remarks. At first the specimen was recognized as Neanthes acuminata ( Ehlers, 1868)  species complex based on parapodial characteristics. More thorough studies, however, revealed that this specimen, although similar to N. acuminata  , does not agree fully with the description of N. acuminata ( Ehlers, 1868)  . In particular, the studied specimen has more paragnaths in Area VII–VIII (more than 100) and only two notopodial ligules in anterior and posterior chaetigers. It also shows some resemblance to N. unifasciata ( Willey, 1905)  , but it differs from this species in the absence of a dark brown collar across the whole of the dorsal surface of the second chaetiger. Also, it differs in number and pattern of paragnaths in Area VII–VIII.