Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 134–139 | Cite as

A new species of Eunice (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from Hainan Island, South China Sea

  • Xuwen Wu (吴旭文)
  • Ruiping Sun (孙瑞平)
  • Ruiyu Liu (刘瑞玉)Email author


A taxonomic survey of benthic marine animals from coastal regions of Hainan Island, South China Sea, revealed specimens of a new species of Eunice (Polychaeta: Eunicida: Eunicidae), Eunice uschakovi n. sp., collected from the intertidal zone. The species belongs to the group of Eunice that has yellow tridentate subacicular hooks and branchiae scattered over an extensive region of the body. It resembles E. miurai and E. havaica in having both bidentate and tridentate falcigers, but can be readily distinguished by branchial features. Comparisons between E. uschakovi and the two related species are presented.


Annelida Eunicida taxonomy coastal regions intertidal zone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuwen Wu (吴旭文)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ruiping Sun (孙瑞平)
    • 1
  • Ruiyu Liu (刘瑞玉)
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy & Phylogeny, Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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