Synelmis gibbsi Salazar-Vallejo, 2003,

Glasby, Christopher J. & Marks, Shona, 2013, Revision of the genus Synelmis Chamberlin, 1919 (Annelida: Phyllodocida: Pilargidae) in Australia, Zootaxa 3646 (5), pp. 561-574: 563

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Synelmis gibbsi Salazar-Vallejo, 2003


Synelmis gibbsi Salazar-Vallejo, 2003 

Synelmis gibbsi Salazar-Vallejo, 2003: 26  –27, figs 1 C, 5.

Type locality. Solomon and Marshall islands, intertidal.

Material examined. Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, NW Australia, Solander cruise 5117, Stn 28 GR56, 10º 17.943 ’S, 129 º 39.044 ’E, 95 m, coll. Geosciences Australia, 9 Aug 2010, NTM W 25212 (1 specimen); Stn 52 GR104, 10º 37.702 ’S, 129 º 28.152 ’E, 27m, coll. Geosciences Australia, 20 Aug 2010, NTM W 25213 (1 specimen).

Remarks. This species has been adequately described by Salazar-Vallejo (2003) based on specimens from widespread Indo-west Pacific localities. The present material fits well the type description. The species can be differentiated from other Australian species based on the key below, and from other Synelmis  based on characters presented in Table 1.

Distribution. Indo-west Pacific to Red Sea and Persian Gulf in the west; from intertidal to 831 m (Salazar- Vallejo 2003). First record for NW Australia.