A new species of polychaete (Polychaeta: Nereididae: Namanereidinae) from the Socotra Archipelago, Yemen

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:D. Fiege, Van Damme K.
Journal:Fauna of Arabia
Keywords:Systematics Nomenclature New taxa Land and freshwater zones Palaearctic region Namanereis gesae (Polychaeta) Yemen New species Namanereis gesae (Polychaeta) Sp nov Yemen P. 240 ...Polychaeta Annelida Annelids Invertebrates

A new species of namanereid polychaete, Namanereis gesae n. sp., is described from the island of Abd al-Kuri in the Socotra Archipelago. It occurs in oligohaline pools at 700 m above sea level. Namanereis gesae resembles N. hummelincki, N. cavernicola and N. araps but can easily be distinguished by the number of teeth in the jaws. This is the second species of Namanereis recorded from the Arabian region.

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