WoRMS source details

Piotrowski, Christina 2014. A new scaleworm, Iphione malifera (Polychaeta: Iphionidae) from a coral reef in the Philippine Islands. The Coral Triangle: The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition. Williams, G.C.; Gosliner, T.M. eds. California Academy of Sciences. p. 155-164
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). Background to expediton http://www.calacademy.org/science/hearst/
A new species of scaleworm, Iphione malifera, was collected from a shallow coaral reef during the Hearst Philippines Biodiversity Expeditions 2011. A morphological descriptions is provided along with figures and comparisons are made with previously described congeneric species. Iphione reticulata Amoureux, Rullier, and Fishelson, 1978 is re-established as a valid species based on examination of the holotype. A key is provided to currently recognized Iphione species
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Iphione Kinberg, 1856 (identification resource)
Iphione malifera Piotrowski, 2014 (original description)
Iphione reticulata Amoureux, Rullier & Fishelson, 1978 (status source)
Holotype CAS CASIZ 187234, verbatimGeounit Maricaban Island, Ba..., identified as Iphione malifera Piotrowski, 2014

malifera (Latin) meaning apple-bearing refers to characteristic large round-tipped macrotubercles on all elytra [details]


Based on one specimen which Pettibone (1986:4) reported was "... incompletely described and figured (elytron only). ... [details]

 Type locality

Maricaban Island, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines, 13.6874, 120.8328, <33m [details]