Diopatra micrura Pires, Paxton, Quintino & Rodrigues 2010,

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: 528-529

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.3511401

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DD0635-D628-FFE2-FF0F-FC7BFD44FD4A

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scientific name

Diopatra micrura Pires, Paxton, Quintino & Rodrigues 2010
status

 

Diopatra micrura Pires, Paxton, Quintino & Rodrigues 2010 

Figure 16View FIGURE 16; Table 1

Diopatra micrura Pires et al., 2010: 22 View Cited Treatment   , figs 2–7.— Arias & Paxton 2014: 5 –8 ( Spain).

Material examined. Type material. Paratype: (AM W.36255), Ría de Aveiro, Portugal, 40°38’28.896”N – 08°44’0.276”W, intertidal, Mar 2009.GoogleMaps 

Non-type material. MNCN 16.01View Materials /17822 (1 specimen); Las Canteras beach, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria , Canary Islands, 28°08’30’’N – 15°26’07’’W, intertidal, coll. A. Arias, 11 Jul 2012.GoogleMaps 

Type locality. Eastern North Atlantic , Portugal, Ría de Aveiro, 40°38’28.896”N – 08°44’0.276”W, intertidal.GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Prostomium anteriorly extended and pointed with two subulate frontal lips. Palps reaching chaetiger 2–4; antennae reaching chaetiger 4–13, with 12–15 ceratophoral rings, lateral projections absent; nuchal grooves crescentic; peristomial cirri present. Anterior four pairs of parapodia with bidentate pseudocompound hooks with pointed hoods; single postchaetal lobes. Ventral parapodial lobes present, ventral cirri on four chaetigers. Subacicular hooks from chaetiger 8–13; pectinate chaetae with 5–10 long teeth; spiralled branchiae, first on chaetiger 4–5 last single filament on chaetiger 30–50. Conspicuous colour pattern of transverse brown bands on antennostyles and palpostyles, brown peristomium and two dorsal lateral brown patches on anterior chaetigers ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 A, B). Tubes several cm above sediment level, highly ornamented with shell fragments and seaweeds, attached at angle to tube ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 C).

Remarks. The single specimen found measures 19 mm long, 1 mm wide with about 60 chaetigers. The specimen agrees well with the diagnosis of the species and presents a well preserved colour pattern. This is the first record of D. micrura  in the Canary Islands and also in African waters, constituting the southernmost distribution of this species to date.

Distribution. Eastern North Atlantic (from the Portuguese coasts of Ría de Aveiro to the Canary Islands) and the western Mediterranean Sea (Southeast of Spain).

MNCN

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Eunicida

Family

Onuphidae

Genus

Diopatra

Loc

Diopatra micrura Pires, Paxton, Quintino & Rodrigues 2010

Paxton, Hannelore & Arias, Andres 2017
2017
Loc

Diopatra micrura Pires et al., 2010 : 22

Arias 2014: 5
Pires 2010: 22
2010