Abstract

This work recognises five species of Paradiopatra from southwestern Europe, represented in the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic coasts of Iberia and the western Mediterranean Sea. One species, Paradiopatra florencioi sp. nov., is newly described from the Cantabrian slope, northern Spain. We are presenting detailed diagnoses of all species and report ontogenetic changes of P. bihanica and P. hispanica. Scanning electron microscopy elucidated previously known Methylene Blue or Green staining patterns of the ventral glandular pads as cuticular pores. A dichotomous key to all species is included.

 

Bibliographic Data

Title
Paradiopatra Ehlers, 1887 (Annelida: Onuphidae) from southwestern Europe with the description of a new species and new ultramorphological data for the genus
Author
Arias, A; Paxton, H
Year
2015
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Zootaxa
Number of pages
149-168
Volume
4040
Issue
2
Abstract URL
Abstract
External URL
http://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4040.2.3