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Published: 2021-11-25

Four new species of Pilargidae (Annelida: Pilarginae) from the Gulf of Thailand

Marine Ecosearch Management Co., Ltd., 4/31 Moo 1, Namnoi, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Marine Science Learning Center, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110 Thailand.
Annelida Ancistrosyllis Cabira pilargids Songkhla Sea taxonomy


Four new species belonging to the Family Pilargidae, Ancistrosyllis kornkanokae sp. nov., A. nakkaritae sp. nov., Cabira saithipae sp. nov., and C. thailandica sp. nov. were collected from 9–27 m depth in soft sediments in the Songkhla Sea, Gulf of Thailand. Ancistrosyllis kornkanokae sp. nov. can be distinguished from other species in the genus by the presence of a small median antenna on the prostomium; two pairs of elongate tentacular cirri; and short limbate neurochaetae with unidentate curved pointed tips. Ancistrosyllis nakkaritae sp. nov. is characterized by having a conspicuous median antenna and elongate lateral antennae longer than palps; and short limbate neurochaetae with bifid tips. While Cabira saithipae sp. nov. is characterized by the presence of the first notopodial hook at chaetiger eight, large, conical papillae ont chaetigers 7–17 and the presence of both short, recurved tipped and short, curved tip chaetae in anterior chaetigers. Cabira thailandica sp. nov. is distinguished from other species in the genus by the first notopodial hooks occurring at chaetiger seven and the presence of long, non-limbate capillary neurochaetae with bidentate tips. Updated keys to the genera Ancistrosyllis and Cabira are also provided.



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