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Álvarez-Campos, Patricia; San Martín, Guillermo; Aguado, Maria Teresa. (2012). The genus Branchiosyllis Ehlers, 1887 from Philippines Islands, with the description of two new species. Zootaxa. 3542: 49-68.
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Álvarez-Campos, Patricia; San Martín, Guillermo; Aguado, Maria Teresa
2012
The genus Branchiosyllis Ehlers, 1887 from Philippines Islands, with the description of two new species
Zootaxa
3542: 49-68
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
The species of Branchiosyllis from Philippines Islands, B. maculata, B. australis new comb. and B. exilis, have been reviewed, with particular emphasis on the study of worldwide material of the latter. In addition, Branchiosyllis mayae and Branchiosyllis tagalog are described as new species. The former is characterized by its bidentate claw-shaped chaetae, unique in the genus, short dorsal cirri, and orange body with black stripes on prostomium (less pigmented), peristomiun, and anterior four to seven segments (more pigmented at bases of cirrophores). The latter is characterized by presence of only two claw-shaped chaetae per parapodium, ventral one larger than dorsal one, spindle-shaped tentacular cirri and dorsal cirri with small pores and papillae, peristomium not visible dorsally and strongly dorsoventrally flattened body, pigmented with dark central spot surrounded by two horizontal wide bands and faint coloured circles on each parapodia. A comparative table of all the species of the genus is also provided.
Philippines
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Nontype MNCN 16.01/14319, locality Philippines, identified as Branchiosyllis australis Hartmann-Schröder, 1981
Nontype MNCN 16.01/14320, locality Philippines, identified as Branchiosyllis australis Hartmann-Schröder, 1981
Nontype MNCN 16.01/14321, locality Philippines, identified as Branchiosyllis australis Hartmann-Schröder, 1981
Holotype MPMP NMA 4434, locality Philippines, identified as Branchiosyllis mayae Álvarez-Campos, San Martín & Aguado, 2012
Holotype MPMP NMA 4437, locality Philippines, identified as Branchiosyllis tagalog Álvarez-Campos, San Martín & Aguado, 2012
 Depth range

Intertidal to shallow waters.  [details]

 Depth range

Shallow waters, intertidal to about 24 m.  [details]

 Depth range

Shallow waters.  [details]

 Distribution

Mediterranean Sea; Central Pacific; Indian Ocean (Mozambique); Australia (Central and South Western Australia and ... [details]

 Distribution

Philippine Islands: Luzon Island.  [details]

 Distribution

Philippine Islands: Luzon Island (Balayan Bay).  [details]

 Distribution

Philippine Islands; Australia (north Western Australia; Queensland).  [details]

 Distribution

West Pacific Ocean: Southern Japan; Philippines; Australia; Indonesia.  [details]

 Editor's comment

Álvarez-Campos et al. (2012) describe this rank change from subspecies as a new combination. It is not. [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet mayae refers to the cartoons “Maya the Bee”, based in the character created by the German ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet tagalog refers to “Tagalog”, the Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines Islands. [details]

 Habitat

Among coral rubble, algae and sponges.  [details]

 Habitat

Amongst algae, sponges, gorgonians, and coral rubble, in shallow water.  [details]

 Habitat

Inside orange, unidentified sponge, reaching high densities in a single, relatively small host individual. [details]

 Habitat

On sponges and coral rubble, in shallow waters.  [details]

 Habitat

On sponges, algae and coral rubble, at shallow depths.  [details]

 Type locality

Philippines Luzon Island, between Balayan Bay and Batangas Bay, "Mainif Point", 13º40'48''N, 120º51'20''E (13.68, ... [details]

 Type locality

Philippines, Luzon Island, Balayan Bay, Sombrero Island, 13º41'52''N, 120º49'47''E (13.6977, 120.8297), ... [details]

 Type material

The type material includes only the holotype, mounted in a slide. It was initially deposited at the collections of ... [details]