Wu, Xuwen; Sun, Ruiping; Liu, Ruiyu. 2013. A new species of Eunice (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from Hainan Island, South China Sea. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 31(1): 134-139
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
A taxonomic survey of benthic marine animals from coastal regions of Hainan Island, South China Sea, revealed specimens of a new species of Eunice (Polychaeta: Eunicida: Eunicidae), Eunice uschakovi n. sp., collected from the intertidal zone. The species belongs to the group of Eunice that has yellow tridentate subacicular hooks and branchiae scattered over an extensive region of the body. It resembles E. miurai and E. havaica in having both bidentate and tridentate falcigers, but can be readily distinguished by branchial features. Comparisons between E. uschakovi and the two related species are presented.