, Volume 30, Issue 7, pp 883-893
Date: 16 Jan 2007

A new species of Pareledone (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from Antarctic Peninsula Waters

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Abstract

During recent cruises aboard RV Polarstern in the Antarctic Peninsula region, a new species of benthic octopodid was discovered whose generic affinities based on morphological characteristics were uncertain. Molecular sequence analysis of six mitochondrial and nuclear genes allows this species to be placed with confidence within the genus Pareledone. The species is described herein and morphological diagnostic characters are provided for its identification.