Vol. 58, 2019
Description of A New Species
and Re-description of A Species of Fireworms (Annelida: Amphinomidae: Chloeia) from Hong Kong
Yanjie Zhang1,2, Yang James Xie2, and Jian-Wen Qiu1,2,*
Institute of Research and Continuing Education, Shenzhen, China
2Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University,
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. *Correspondence: Tel: +852-34117055. E-mail: email@example.com
Received 12 May 2019 / Accepted 16 July 2019
Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan
A new fireworm species and a poorly
described species of the genus Chloeia
are described on the basis of specimens collected from Hong Kong. The
new species C. bimaculata n.
sp. is characterized by having two distinct mid-dorsal dark spots one
behind the other on each segment. It is similar to its sympatric
species C. parva, which is
characterized by having a mid-dorsal “Y”-shaped dark pigment on each
segment. C. bimaculata n. sp.
diverges from C. parva by
16.8% for the COI gene, 4.6%
for the 16S rRNA gene and 0.6% for the 28S rRNA gene. Other Chloeia
species with the corresponding gene sequences available in the GenBank
show greater divergences.
Key words: Divergence,
Polychaete, Taxonomy, South China Sea.
Citation: Wang Z, Zhang Y,
Xie YJ, Qiu JW. 2019. Description of a new species and re-description
of a species of fireworms (Annelida: Amphinomidae: Chloeia) from Hong
Kong. Zool Stud 58:0x. doi:-.
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