Pseudonereis Kinberg, 1865

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: 105

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Pseudonereis Kinberg, 1865


Pseudonereis Kinberg, 1865 

Diagnosis (after Bakken 2007): Prostomium with entire anterior margin, one pair of antennae, one pair of biarticulated palps with conical palpostyles, four pairs of tentacular cirri with distinct cirrophores. Two pairs of eyes. One apodous anterior segment, greater than length of chaetiger 1. Maxillary ring of pharynx with paragnaths, arranged in discrete areas, Areas II–IV p-bars and conical paragnaths arranged in regular comb-like rows. Oral ring paragnaths present, Area V conical paragnaths present or absent; Area VI conical paragnaths present or absent, shield-shaped bars present or absent; Area VII–VIII p-bars and conical paragnaths present. Dorsal notopodial ligule markedly elongate and markedly broader on posterior chaetigers. Prechaetal notopodial lobe present or absent. Dorsal cirrus terminally attached to dorsal notopodial ligule on posterior chaetigers (subterminally in P. anomala  ). Neuropodial superior lobe present (absent in P. palpata  and P. pseudonoodti  ). Neuropodial postchaetal lobe absent or present, at least on some anterior chaetigers. Notoaciculae absent from chaetigers 1 and 2. Notochaetae: homogomph spinigers present, homogomph falcigers present or absent. Neurochaetae, dorsal fascicle: heterogomph spinigers and homogomph spinigers present or absent, heterogomph falcigers present, blades serrated. Neurochaetae, ventral fascicle: heterogomph spinigers and heterogomph falcigers present.