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Neosabellaria vitiensis, n. sp. (Annelida: Polychaeta: Sabellariidae), from Shallow Water of Suva Harbor, Fiji.

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Title: Neosabellaria vitiensis, n. sp. (Annelida: Polychaeta: Sabellariidae), from Shallow Water of Suva Harbor, Fiji.
Authors: Bailey-Brock, Julie H.
Kirtley, D.W.
Nishi, Eijiroh
Pohler, Susanne M.J.
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jul 2007
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Polychaeta: Sabellariidae), from Shallow Water of Suva Harbor, Fiji. ac Sci 61(3): 399-406.
Series/Report no.: vol. 61, no. 3
Abstract: A new species of the genus Neosabellaria Kirtley, 1994, is described from shallow-water locations of Suva Harbor, Fiji. Neosabellaria vitiensis Bailey- Brock, Kirtley, Nishi, & Pohler, n. sp., is a gregarious sabellariid; its tubes are constructed of sand and shell debris and form small ‘‘reefs’’ exposed during low tides. The new species is distinguished by the structure of opercular paleae in the middle row, which are shoe-shaped with circular tips, and paleae in the outer row, which have distal lateral teeth and denticulate median plume. Detailed morphological features of the new species are described and compared with other Pacific sabellariid species, particularly with most closely related N. clandestina (Menon & Sareen, 1966). Neosabellaria vitiensis is endemic to the Fiji Islands.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
Quarterly
Pages/Duration: 8 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22624
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 61, Number 3, 2007



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