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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 55–63 | Cite as

Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta: Phyllodocida) from the Chausey Archipelago (English Channel, France), with a description of two new species of the Exogoninae Prosphaerosyllis

  • Frédéric Olivier
  • Cindy Grant
  • Guillermo San Martín
  • Philippe Archambault
  • Christopher W. McKindsey
Original Paper

Abstract

Specimens of Syllidae (Polychaeta) were collected from a coarse sediment habitat in the intertidal zone of the Chausey Archipelago (English Channel, France). Twenty-one species of Syllidae were identified in this zone, including two new species, which are described herein. Prosphaerosyllis chauseyensis, n. sp. is characterized by a distinct digitiform papilla on antennae, tentacular and dorsal cirri, and by the presence of two sizes of dermal papillae without any specific arrangement. Prosphaerosyllis laubieri, n. sp. is a minute sized species with dorsal cirri similar throughout the body and with small, scattered papillae on the dorsum and ventrum, which are longer and numerous on the palps. One species was reported for the first time in the north-east Atlantic (Parapionosyllis brevicirra) and six were new for both France and the English Channel (Prosphaerosyllis giandoi, Sphaerosyllis glandulata, Sphaerosyllis taylori, Streptosyllis campoyi, Syllis licheri, and Syllis pontxioi).

Keywords

Polychaeta Syllidae Prosphaerosyllis English Channel Chausey Archipelago 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors especially thank T. Abiven and A. Guigny for helping us during the field work. Financial support, including an MSc grant to C. Grant, was provided by National Agencies (Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie, Direction régionale de l’Environnement Basse-Normandie, Fonds d’aménagement et de développement du Territoire, Ministère de l’Agriculture et de la pêche, Syndicat Mixte ‘Espaces Littoraux de la Manche’,) by the European Commission (Fonds Européens de la Pêche) and by the Réseau Aquaculture Québec.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédéric Olivier
    • 1
  • Cindy Grant
    • 2
  • Guillermo San Martín
    • 3
  • Philippe Archambault
    • 2
  • Christopher W. McKindsey
    • 4
  1. 1.Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Département Milieux et Peuplements AquatiquesUMR 7208 BOREA MNHN/CNRS/P6/IRD, CRESCODinardFrance
  2. 2.Institut des Sciences de la MerUniversité du Québec à RimouskiRimouskiCanada
  3. 3.Departamento de Biologia, Unidad de Zoologia, Laboratorio de Invertebrados Marinos, Facultad de CiencasUniversidad Autonoma de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Maurice-Lamontagne InstituteFisheries and Oceans CanadaMont-JoliCanada

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