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Capitella ambonensis: a new polychaete species (Annelida: Capitellidae) collected from a mangrove habitat on Ambon Island, Indonesia

Research Center for Deep Sea, Indonesian Institute of Sciences. Ambon 97233, Indonesia Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland. Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Annelida Polychaeta taxonomy Indo-West Pacific


A new species Capitella ambonensis sp. nov. is described from loamy sand sediment of a mangrove habitat on Ambon Island, Indonesia. The species is described primarily based on the distribution of capillary chaetae and hooks. Methylene blue staining pattern was also used to examine the similarity between the material of this study and other species of Capitella. Capitella ambonensis sp. nov. differs from other Capitella species in the form of hooded hooks and the methylene blue staining pattern. A table that lists all Capitella species with their thoracic chaetal formulas is also provided.



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