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Jirkov, Igor. (2018). Three new species of Thelepus Leuckart, 1849 from Europe and a re-description of T. cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780) (Annelida, Terebellidae). ZooKeys. 759: 29-56.
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Jirkov, Igor
2018
Three new species of <i>Thelepus</i> Leuckart, 1849 from Europe and a re-description of <i>T. cincinnatus</i> (Fabricius, 1780) (Annelida, Terebellidae)
ZooKeys
759: 29-56
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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The review of a large amount of material previously identified as the terebellid annelid, Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780) shows that, within European waters from the Mediterranean to the North Pole, this species should be split into four species, three of which (T. davehalli sp. n., T. marthae sp. n., and T. parapari sp. n.) are newly described here and T. cincinnatus s. str. is re-described. These four species each show distinct distribution ranges. Thelepus cincinnatus has notopodia on almost all segments and numerous eyespots; it inhabits the high boreal and arctic shelf and the North Atlantic slope, and probably also occurs on the North Pacific shelf and slope. Thelepus marthae sp. n. has no eyespots and inhabits deep waters of the high Arctic. Thelepus davehalli sp. n. has no eyespots and has notopodia on 1/2 to 2/3 of the anterior of the body; it inhabits boreal shelf waters (from Iceland to the Mediterranean) below the tidal front. Thelepus parapari sp. n. differs from the previous three species in that the uncini of the first uncinigerous segment has two teeth above the main fang; it inhabits shallow, coastal waters of the Mediterranean, inshore from the tidal front.
Europe
Mediterranean
North Atlantic
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Thelepus Leuckart, 1849 (identification resource)
Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780) (additional source)
Thelepus davehalli Jirkov, 2018 (original description)
Thelepus marthae Jirkov, 2018 (original description)
Thelepus parapari Jirkov, 2018 (original description)
Holotype KGB, locality Faroe Plateau, identified as Thelepus davehalli Jirkov, 2018
Holotype KGB, locality Norwegian Sea, identified as Thelepus marthae Jirkov, 2018
Paratype KGB, locality Western Mediterranean, identified as Thelepus parapari Jirkov, 2018
Paratype MNCN 16.01/17772, locality Faroe Plateau, identified as Thelepus davehalli Jirkov, 2018
Paratype MNCN 16.01/17773, locality Norwegian Sea, identified as Thelepus marthae Jirkov, 2018
Holotype MNCN 16.01/17774, locality Western Mediterranean, identified as Thelepus parapari Jirkov, 2018
Paratype ZIRAS ZIN 1/33266, locality Norwegian Sea, identified as Thelepus marthae Jirkov, 2018
 Depth range

8-1350 m. [details]

 Depth range

79-495 m. [details]

 Depth range

95-1510 m. [details]

 Depth range

2-15 m. [details]

 Distribution

NE Atlantic Ocean: from the eastern coast of Greenland to the Western Mediterranean (Naples); North Sea. [details]

 Distribution

North Atlantic Ocean: Norwegian Sea. Arctic Ocean: Barents Sea; Chukchi Sea; Kara Sea; off Iceland. [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic Ocean: Western Mediterranean Sea. [details]

 Etymology

From Jirkov (2018: 45): "The species is named after my friend Mr. David Hall, Head of Marine and Freshwater ... [details]

 Etymology

From Jirkov (2018: 49): "Species is named after my friend Dr. Martha K. Leontovich [...]; she has described several ... [details]

 Etymology

From Jirkov (2018: 51): "Species is named after my friend Dr. Julio Parapar, Universidade da Coruña, Spain." [details]

 Habitat

Type of sediment not stated, at shelf and slope depths. [details]

 Habitat

Type of sediment not stated, from shelf to bathyal depths. [details]

 Habitat

Between rhizomes of Posidonia, coralligenous formations, calcareous concretions and under stones, at sublittoral depths. [details]

 Type locality

Off Faroe Islands, NE Atlantic Ocean (62.0°, -06.2°). [details]

 Type locality

Norwegian Sea, NE Atlantic Ocean (68°00'N, 10°00'E). [details]

 Type locality

Playa de los Genoveses, Cabo de Gata, Almería, Andalusía, Spain, Western Mediterranean (gazetteer estimate ... [details]