Check List 16(1): 207-210, doi: 10.15560/16.1.207
First records of Brada kudenovi Salazar-Vallejo, 2017 (Annelida, Flabelligeridae) from Japan
expand article infoNaoto Jimi, Satoshi Imura
‡ National Institute of Polar Research, Tachikawa, Japan
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We reassess two specimens, part of the late Dr Minoru Imajima’s collections, from Japan of the flabelligerid genus Brada Stimpson, 1853. We re-identify the specimens as B. kudenovi Salazar-Vallejo, 2017 and newly record this species from Japan, which represents the southernmost locality of the genus worldwide. The specimens were previously reported as B. inhabilis (Rathke, 1843), which has Molde, Norway as its type locality. However, the morphological features are identical to the original description of B. kudenovi in the following: the body is whitish in alcohol; there are one or two multiarticulate notochaetae per parapodium; the neuropodial lobes are low, not projecting; and the body papillae are short.

Deep sea, flabelligerids, Polychaeta, polychaete, Tohoku