Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 227–241 | Cite as

Glyceriformia (Annelida) of the abyssal SW Atlantic and additional material from the SE Atlantic

  • Markus BöggemannEmail author
Original Paper


Four species of Glyceridae (Glycera capitata, Glycera diva, Glycera southeastatlantica, Glycera tesselata) and three species of Goniadidae (Bathyglycinde profunda, Goniada cf. maculata, Progoniada regularis) were collected during the DIVA-3 deep sea cruise in 2009 to the south-western sector of the Atlantic Ocean (Argentinean and Brazilian basins). An identification key to the Glyceriformia is presented with detailed and illustrated morphological descriptions given for all species. Furthermore, additional raw material from the DIVA-1 (2000) and DIVA-2 (2005) expeditions to abyssal zones of the SE Atlantic are also included.


Polychaetes Glyceridae Goniadidae Atlantic ocean Deep sea 



I wish to express my gratitude to A. Paululat and G. Purschke, who gave me the opportunity to carry out the molecular work in their department at the University of Osnabrück.

The DIVA 3 collections were made available to me by S. Brix and K. Meißner (DZMB Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Hamburg).

For my beloved father Clemens Böggemann (1926–2014) for all his help.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fach BiologieUniversität VechtaVechtaGermany

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