Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[Invertebrate • 2017] Additions of New Species to Thelepus (Thelepodidae), with Description of A New Terebellides (Trichobranchidae) from Taiwan

Thelepus hemeiensis Hsueh & Li, 2017


Following a recent report on two new species of Thelepus for the Taiwan, we describe two more new species, Thelepus hemeiensis sp. nov. and Thelepus wuchiensis sp. nov., for the genus. In addition, a new species of the Family Trichobranchidae is also described, Terebellides baliensis sp. nov., which was collected from an offshore monitoring survey in northwestern Taiwan. The genus Terebellides as well as the Family Trichobranchidae are reported for the first time from Taiwanese waters.

Keywords: Annelida, Taxonomy, terebelliform polychaetes

Thelepus hemeiensis sp. nov. Holotype (NMNS7743-1): A, life animal 

Thelepus hemeiensis

Etymology. The name is derived from the name of the fishing port where the worm was collected. 

Type locality. Wuchi fishing port, Taichung, Taiwan.

 Distribution. Only known from the type locality

Pan-Wen Hsueh and Kuo-Rong Li. 2017.  Additions of New Species to Thelepus (Thelepodidae), with Description of A New Terebellides (Trichobranchidae) from Taiwan. Zootaxa.  4244(3); 429–439. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4244.3.10


Hsueh, P.-W. and Li, K.-R. 2016. New species of Thelepodidae (Terebelliformia, Polychaeta) from Taiwan. Zootaxa. 4170(3); 510–524.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4170.3.5

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