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Neave, Matthew J; Glasby, Christopher J. 2013. New species of Ophelina (Annelida: Opheliidae: Ophelininae) from northern Australia. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 13(2): 331-347
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Three species of the genus Ophelina are described from northern Australian waters. Ophelina fauveli (Caullery, 1944) is reported for the first time in Australian waters and its description has been updated; the two other species are new to science and are formally described. The main diagnostic characters for the species are based on differences in the pygidial funnel. Ophelina tessellata sp. nov. is distinguished by having a club-shaped funnel with a distinctive tessellated pattern on the ventral edge. Ophelina cyprophilia sp. nov. has a more elongated pygidial funnel and fewer rim cirri. Recognition of these two morphologically similar species was supported by sequences of the cytochrome oxidase I and histone H3 genes.
Australia
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2013-03-18 02:15:41Z
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2013-10-25 11:42:51Z
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Ammotrypane grandis Pillai, 1961 accepted as Ophelina grandis (Pillai, 1961) (new combination reference)
Ophelina bimensis (Caullery, 1944) (new combination reference)
Ophelina brevibranchiata (Caullery, 1944) (new combination reference)
Ophelina buitendijki (Horst, 1919) (new combination reference)
Ophelina cordiformis (Caullery, 1944) (new combination reference)
Ophelina cyprophilia Neave & Glasby, 2013 (original description)
Ophelina dubia (caullery, 1944) (new combination reference)
Ophelina ehlersi (Horst, 1919) (new combination reference)
Ophelina fauveli (Caullery, 1944) (redescription)
Ophelina gigantea (Rullier, 1965) (identification resource)
Ophelina grandis (Pillai, 1961) (new combination reference)
Ophelina kampeni (Horst, 1919) (new combination reference)
Ophelina kuekenthali (Horst, 1919) (new combination reference)
Ophelina langii (Kükenthal, 1887) (new combination reference)
Ophelina longicaudata (Caullery, 1944) (additional source)
Ophelina profunda (Caullery, 1944) (new combination reference)
Ophelina pygocirrata (Ehlers, 1920) (new combination reference)
Ophelina remigera (Ehlers, 1918) (new combination reference)
Ophelina sibogae (Caullery, 1944) (new combination reference)
Ophelina tessellata Neave & Glasby, 2013 (original description)
Holotype NTM W19553, locality Australian part of the Arafura Sea, identified as Ophelina tessellata Neave & Glasby, 2013
Holotype NTM W23825, locality Australian part of the Arafura Sea, identified as Ophelina cyprophilia Neave & Glasby, 2013
 Depth range

Intertidal to 10 m deep.  [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to 10 m deep. [details]

 Distribution

Northern region of Northern Territory, Australia, in mudflats from the intertidal to 10 m deep. [details]

 Distribution

Northern region of Northern Territory, Australia, in mudflats from the intertidal to 10 m deep. [details]

 Ecology

In mudflats from the intertidal to 10 m deep; maybe associated with mangroves.  [details]

 Ecology

In mudflats from the intertidal to 10 m deep; maybe associated with mangroves. [details]

 Etymology

The species name is formed from the Greek, tessella, meaning 'small square', referring to the distinctive pattern ... [details]

 Etymology

The species name is derived from the Greek, Kypros, meaning copper, and philia, meaning fondness, referring to this ... [details]

 Type locality

Australia, Northern Territory, Melville Bay, Site 2, Export Wharf.  [details]

 Type locality

Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin Harbour, Bayview Haven, near entrance to lock.  [details]