Contents

Abstract

A small tubeworm, Diopatra nishii, is newly described from the shallow waters of Boso Peninsula and Izu Peninsula, as the second Japanese species of this genus. It differs from D. sugokai, a common baitworm in Japan, by its much smaller size, single rather than double postchaetal lobes on the modified parapodia and direct development in the parental tube rather than broadcast spawning. Juveniles of two different stages of the new species were found in a brood sac in the parental tube; these and recently settled juveniles are described.

Bibliographic Data

Title
Diopatra nishii, a new brooding species of Onuphidae (Annelida) from Japan
Author
Paxton, H
Year
2015
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Marine Biodiversity
Number of pages
711-717
Images
False
Volume
45
Abstract URL
Abstract
External URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12526-014-0274-8