Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 196–199 | Cite as

Nemerteans of the genus Ototyphlonemertes (Enopla: Ototyphlonemertidae) from Van Phong Bay (South Vietnam)

  • A. V. Chernyshev
Short Communications Zoology of Invertebrates


Two species of the interstitial nemerteans from the intertidal zone of Van Phong Bay (southern Vietnam) are described. By the structure of the proboscis and statocysts, the nemertean Ototyphlonemertes ani sp. n. can be referred to the species group “Lactea” (sensu Envall, Norenburg, 2001), but it differs from other species of this group by the presence of cerebral organs and caudal cirri. The second species new for the region is very similar to O. martynovi, but differs from it in having 2 to 3 cephalic cirri in group C (instead of 4 to 6 cirri found in O. martynovi).

Key words

nemerteans interstitial zone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Chernyshev
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  1. 1.Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Far Eastern State UniversityVladivostokRussia

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