Vol. 51 No. 7, 2012
A New Euryhaline Species of the Genus Ficopomatus Southern 1921
(Polychaeta: Serpulidae) from China
Li, An-Tai Wang, and Li Deng*
of Life Science, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province
Shi-Chang Li, An-Tai Wang, and Li Deng
(2012) A new species of serpulid, Ficopomatus shenzhensis sp. nov., from
brackish-water and freshwater habitats of the Zhujiang River estuary
shore in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China, is described.
Morphological differences between brackish-water and freshwater
specimens were noted. However, nuclear ribosomal RNA (18S rDNA)
sequences of specimens from brackish-water and freshwater habitats were
identical. Morphological characters in combination with molecular
evidence confirm that the present material is a new species belonging
to the genus Ficopomatus Southern, 1921.
Key words: Serpulidae, Taxonomy, Ficopomatus shenzhensis sp. nov., China.
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