A new species of Prosorhochmus (Hoplonemertea, Monostilifera) from the Chafarinas Islands (western Mediterranean)

Authors

  • I. Frutos,

    1. Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Alcalá, E-28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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  • S. Montalvo,

    1. Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Alcalá, E-28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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  • J. Junoy

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Alcalá, E-28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
      All correspondence to: Dr J. Junoy, Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Alcalá, E-28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain. E-mail: juan.junoy@alcala.es
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All correspondence to: Dr J. Junoy, Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Alcalá, E-28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain. E-mail: juan.junoy@alcala.es

Abstract

A viviparous hoplonemertean, Prosorhochmus chafarinensissp. nov., is described from the Chafarinas Islands (western Mediterranean). The species lives in the low eulittoral under the encrusting alga Lithophyllum lichenoides. Prosorhochmus chafarinensis is compared and contrasted in detail with the other valid members of the genus, P. claparedii from European waters, P. americanus from South Carolina, and P. adriatica from Italy.

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