Diopatra, Budaeva & Fauchald, 2011

Paxton, Hannelore & Arias, Andres, 2017, Unveiling a surprising diversity of the genus Diopatra Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 (Annelida: Onuphidae) in the Macaronesian region (eastern North Atlantic) with the description of four new species, Zootaxa 4300 (4), pp. 505-535: 533

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4300.4.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6557F0CC-1558-431F-81AB-A4D6191FCB15

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5492091

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DD0635-D623-FFE6-FF0F-FF0EFA3CFC83

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scientific name

Diopatra
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Key to adult species of Diopatra  from the Macaronesian region

1. Peristomial cirri present................................................................................2

- Peristomial cirri absent.................................................................................8

2. Anterior parapodia with two postchaetal lobes ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 A, B)................................................... 3

- Anterior parapodia with one postchaetal lobe ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 C)........................................................4

3. Lower postchaetal lobes knob-like and subulate ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 A, B); 12–13 ceratophoral rings; 4–11 teeth on pectinate chaetae......................................................................................... .. D. mellea  sp. nov.

- All lower postchaetal lobes knob-like ( Fig. 11View FIGURE 11 A); 7–9 ceratophoral rings; 18–22 teeth on pectinate chaetae...................................................................................................... D. mariae  sp. nov.

4. Prostomium anteriorly extended and pointed ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 G); parapodia 5–20 with ventral lobe ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 C)....................5

- Prostomium anteriorly rounded ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7 E); ventral lobe absent...................................................7

5. Antennae with dark brown spiral bands ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 A, B)................................................. D. micrura 

- Antennae without bands................................................................................6

6. Anterior chaetigers with dark brown mid-dorsal bar ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 A, B); pectinate chaetae with 5–10 teeth........ D. neapolitana 

- Anterior chaetigers with brown lines/bands to overall brown ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 E, G); pectinate chaetae with 14–19 teeth.... D. gallardoi 

7. Dorsum with complex colour pattern of brown pigmentation and white dots ( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 A); pectinate chaetae with 11–20 teeth............................................................................................. D. marocensis 

- Dorsum pale brown or with lateral brown spots ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7 A, B); pectinate chaetae with 17–30 teeth............ D. madeirensis 

8. Ceratophores of antennae with slender projections ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 A, C); antennae to chaetiger 3–5............. D. hektoeni  sp. nov.

- Ceratophores of antennae without projections ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 A); antennae to chaetiger 9–11................. D. budaevae  sp. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Eunicida

Family

Onuphidae