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Westheide, Wilfried. (2013). Microphthalmus mahensis sp.n. (Annelida, Phyllodocida) together with an annotated key of the genus. Helgoland Marine Research. 67(3): 413-422.
10.1007/s10152-012-0332-1 [view]
Westheide, Wilfried
Microphthalmus mahensis sp.n. (Annelida, Phyllodocida) together with an annotated key of the genus
Helgoland Marine Research
67(3): 413-422
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). Online 2012, in print 2013
An interstitial polychaete, Microphthalmus mahensis, new species (Phyllodocida), is described from sand sediments of a coral reef flat of the Seychelles island Mahé. A comprehensive discussion includes a complete list of all 38 valid Microphthalmus species, and a key together with critical remarks on problematic species and subspecies.
Indian Ocean
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2014-09-06 03:01:58Z

Holotype SMF 19445, verbatimGeounit Island of Mahe´, Rep..., identified as Microphthalmus mahensis Westheide, 2013

after the type locality on the island of Mahe´ [details]


Westheide recombined Uncopodarke intermedia (he mistakenly referred to the name as Uncopoda intermedia) as ... [details]


replacement name for the original name, Microphthalmus hartmanae pacificus Yamanishi, 1984, a secondary junior homonym. [details]


New combination, Microphthalmus pacificus, as used by Westheide 2013:417, who also stated (p.416): "Hesionella ... [details]


Names in Uchida (2004) appear to be unavailable. There is no deposition information, contrary to ICZN Article 16. ... [details]


As the type species is a Microphthalmus according to Westheide, and also earlier Pleijel (1998), the genus is a ... [details]

 Type locality

Island of Mahe´, Republic of Seychelles, Indian Ocean, 4 47 S, 55 31 E (-4.7833, 55.5167 as given, but more like ... [details]