Malacoceros samurai, a new species of Spionidae (Annelids : Polychaeta) from hydrothermal vent chimney walls on the south East Pacific Rise

Type Article
Date 2006-12
Language English
Author(s) Hourdez Stéphane1, Desbruyeres Daniel2, Laubier Lucien3
Affiliation(s) 1 : UPMC, CNRS, INSU, Biol Stn, F-29680 Roscoff, France.
2 : IFREMER, Breast Ctr, DEEP, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
3 : Ctr Oceanol Marseille, Marine Endoume Stn, F-13007 Marseille, France.
Source Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (0006-324X) (The Biological Society of Washington), 2006-12 , Vol. 119 , N. 4 , P. 592-599
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Abstract Malacoceros samurai, new species, (Spionidae) is described from deep-sea hydrothermal vents of the southern East Pacific Rise, at 17 degrees 25'S. It is a large species, living on chimney walls along with Avinella spp. Although this species is described in the genus Malacoceros, it possesses unidentate hooded hooks and anterior scalpel-like aristate neurosetae, both characters which clearly differentiate it from other species of the same genus. These unusual characters require the modification of the generic diagnosis of Malacoceros.
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Hourdez Stéphane, Desbruyeres Daniel, Laubier Lucien (2006). Malacoceros samurai, a new species of Spionidae (Annelids : Polychaeta) from hydrothermal vent chimney walls on the south East Pacific Rise. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 119(4), 592-599. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/2529/