<em>Ophelia roscoffensis</em> Augener, 1910: a new polychaete record in Italian waters
Check List 15(3): 489-495, doi: 10.15560/15.3.489
Ophelia roscoffensis Augener, 1910: a new polychaete record in Italian waters
expand article infoEmanuele Mancini, Francesco Tiralongo§, Daniele Ventura|, Andrea Bonifazi
‡ University of Tuscia, Civitavecchia, Italy§ University of Catania, Catania, Italy| University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy¶ Tor Vergata University, Roma, Italy
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Abstract
Ophelia roscoffensis Augener, 1910 is an opheliid worm identifiable by the number of anterior abranchiate chaetigers and the number of the gill pairs. Although it was already reported in the Mediterranean Sea, it has never been found in the Italian waters. This study represents the first record of Ophelia roscoffensis in the Italian waters. A total of 18 specimens were collected along the coast of Civitavecchia (Tyrrhenian Sea) in a Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile bed at a depth of 7 m.
Keywords
First record, Italian waters, Mediterranean Sea, Opheliidae, Posidonia oceanica bed, Tyrrhenian Sea