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Polychaeta source details

San Martín, G. 1991. Sphaerosyllis and Parapionosyllis (Polychaeta: Syllidae) from Cuba and Florida. Ophelia, Supplement 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta): 231-238.
Kristian Fauchald's Polychaeta DB
Nine species of Sphaerosyllis and Parapionosyllis (Syllidae: Exogoninae), principally from Cuba but also from the Gulf of Mexico coast of Florida, are reported. Two new species are described: Parapionosyllis uebelackerae and Parapionosyllis floridana. The species Sphaerosyllis magnidentata Perkins, 1981; S. glandulata Perkins, 1981; S. piriferopsis Perkins, 1981; S. bilobata Perkins, 1981; S. brevidentata Perkins, 1981 and S. riseri Perkins, 1981 are new to the Cuban fauna. One species of Sphaerosyllis has been identified to generic level only.
Caribbean region
Gulf of Mexico
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype USNM 101331, geounit Gulf of Mexico, identified as Parapionosyllis floridana San Martín, 1991

Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, west coast of Florida.  [details]


Eastern Gulf of Mexico (off Florida); Cuba; Atlantic coast of Florida.  [details]


The specific epithet refers to the type locality of the species, Florida (Gulf of Mexico).  [details]


The species is named in honor of Joan M. Uebelacker, whose detailed studies on the Syllidae published in the ... [details]


Silty and medium fine sand, coarse calcareous sand, and inside a coralline rock from rubble and pavement zone.  [details]

 Type locality

Gulf of Mexico, Florida, off Panama City (29º47'58.9"N, 86º0.9'28.9"W) [details]

 Type locality

Gulf of Mexico, Florida (29º37'0.8"N, 84º17'0.2"W).  [details]