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Hong, Jae-Sang; Choi, Byung-Mee; Kubo, Aki; Sato, Masanori. 2012. Redescription of the giant mud worm Paraleonnates uschakovi Khlebovich and Wu, 1962 (Polychaeta: Nereididae) with special reference to the synonymy of Periserrula leucophryna Paik, 1977 and the difference from Paraleonnates bolus (Hutchings and Reid, 1991). Zootaxa *(3490): 49-62
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
There has been a long-standing taxonomic confusion over the name of a giant nereidid worm living in Asian intertidal mud flats. To clear up the confusion, we examined the type specimens of Paraleonnates uschakovi Khlebovich and Wu, 1962 described from China as well as Periserrula leucophryna Paik, 1977 described from Korea (Polychaeta: Nereididae), together with additional non-type materials newly collected from Korea, China, Taiwan, and Thailand. Our results confirmed that Periserrula leucophryna should be reduced to a junior synonym of Paraleonnates uschakovi as previously noted, and that this species is widely distributed in Asia, newly recorded from Taiwan and Thailand. We also present new information about the arrangement of three kinds of chaetae in the parapodia as a characteristic of this species. We also compared this species with Paraleonnates bolus (Hutchings and Reid, 1991) described from Australia and concluded that these are different species. Based on our examination, we propose the amended diagnosis of the genus Paraleonnates Khlebovich and Wu, 1962. Paraleonnates Amoureux, 1985 erected as a monotypic genus for P. guadalupensis Amoureux, 1985 was judged as a junior homonym of Paraleonnates Khlebovich and Wu, 1962, and P. guadalupensis is transferred to the genus Leonnates Kinberg, 1865.
Western Pacific warm temperate and tropical
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Hong et al. (2012) transferred P. guadalupensis from Paraleonnates Amoureux, 1985 to Leonnates Kinberg, although ... [details]