Bick, Andreas and Randel, Nadine 2005. Ontogenetic variations in characters of Euchone analis (Kroyer,1856) (Polychaeta, Sabellidae, Sabellinae) from Spitsbergen, and new assignments of Oriopsis ingelorae [sic] Plate, 1995 and O. liefdefjordensis Plate, 1995. Acta Zoologica (Copenhagen) 86(2): 145-157.
Ontogenetic variations in characters of Euchone analis (Kroyer,1856) (Polychaeta, Sabellidae, Sabellinae) from Spitsbergen, and new assignments of Oriopsis ingelorae [sic] Plate
Acta Zoologica (Copenhagen
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). The usage throughout of "ingelorae" is a misspelling of "ingeloreae"
Euchone analis, the type species of its genus, was collected in high densities and in different size classes from Kongsfjorden, west Spitsbergen. This material has provided the basis for an investigation of the size dependence of characters. Almost all characters used in diagnoses were highly variable, especially the number of abdominal chaetigers forming the anal depression and the shape of the depression. The only relatively constant features are the number of chaetigers anterior to the anal depression and the branchial crown-to-body length ratio. A branchial skeleton extension of the radiolar appendages of the dorsal lips was found for the first time within Euchone, and this character has been added to the diagnosis of Euchone. Oriopsis liefdefjordensis and small specimens of E. analis agree in all characters, and O. liefdefjordensis is proposed to be a junior synonym of E. analis. Characters found in O. ingelorae [sic] are in accordance with those described for Chone, and we propose assigning O. ingelorae to this genus. The significance of ontogenetic character variations in the Sabellidae is discussed.