Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Research Article

A new deep-sea species of Chloeia (Polychaeta: Amphinomidae) from southern Brazil

Rômulo Barrosoa1 c1 and Paulo Cesar Paivaa1

a1 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Zoologia, IB, CCS, Bl.A, SS 108, Ilha do Fundão, 21941-590, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil

Abstract

A new species of Chloeia (Annelida: Amphinomidae) is described from deep water (750–1045 m) off southern Brazil. Chloeia kudenovi sp. nov. differ from previously described species by the extremely elongated neuropodial cirri of the second chaetiger, number and position of noto- and neuroaciculae and lack of body pigmentation. This study provides additional data on the morphological diversity of the genus.

(Received February 06 2009)

(Accepted August 05 2010)

(Online publication November 11 2010)

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: R. Barroso, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Zoologia, IB, CCS, Bl.A, SS 108, Ilha do Fundão, 21941-590, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil email: barroso.romulo@gmail.com