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SourceID141846
NameGiangrande, A.; Licciano, M. 2008. Revision of the species of Megalomma (Polychaeta, Sabellidae) from the Mediterranean Sea, with the description of M. messapicum n. sp. Italian Journal of Zoology 75(2): 207-217
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NoteNot open access. Polychaeta database
Linkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11250000801913124
AbstractMediterranean sabellid material preserved in the private collection of the Zoological Laboratory of Salento University has been examined in order to revise species of Megalomma genus (Annelida: Polychaeta: Sabellinae) present in the Mediterranean Sea. The description of the new species M. messapicum n.sp. from the Southern coast of the Adriatic Sea, together with the re-description of M. claparedei (Gravier, 1908), a probable lessepsian migrant, are given. The distribution of M. vesiculosum (Montagu, 1815), previously reported for the Mediterranean area is discussed at the light of re-examination of specimens preserved at the Zoological Museum of Berlin (ZMB): Branchiomma vesiculosum var. neapolitana Claparde, 1868; Branchiomma kollikeri Claparde, 1868; and Sabella lanigera Grube, 1846. All the examined taxa are proved to be the same species belonging to Megalomma genus, but differing from M. vesiculosum in some features such as the collar shape and the handle length of thoracic uncini. Megalomma lanigera (Grube, 1846) was the name maintained for the Mediterranean taxon, and B. kollikeri was confirmed as junior synonym of this species. All the examined M. vesiculosum material coming from Mediterranean soft-bottoms, and preserved in the Authors' collection revealed to be M. lanigera. Lastly the presence of M. vigilans is also discussed.
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Polychaeta
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma vesiculosum neapolitana Clapar├Ęde, 1869 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma lanigera (Grube, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma claparedei (Gravier, 1906) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma lanigera (Grube, 1846) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma messapicum Giangrande & Licciano, 2008 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma vesiculosum (Montagu, 1815) (redescription)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabella lanigera Grube, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma lanigera (Grube, 1846) (new combination reference)
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