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Seven new species of Grania (Annelida: Clitellata: Enchytraeidae) from New Caledonia, South Pacific Ocean

Journal article
Authors Pierre De Wit
Christer Erséus
Published in Zootaxa
Volume 1426
Pages 27-50
ISSN 1175-5326
Publication year 2007
Published at Department of Zoology
Pages 27-50
Language en
Links www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2007/zt0142...
https://gup.ub.gu.se/file/168087
Keywords Grania, Enchytraeidae, New Caledonia, meiofauna, new species, taxonomy
Subject categories Biological Sciences

Abstract

In meiofauna of the intertidal and subtidal zones (to 20 m depth) of New Caledonia seven species of the marine enchytraeid genus Grania were found, all of which were previously undescribed: G. novacaledonia sp.n., G. cinctura sp. n., G. galbina sp. n., G. curta sp. n., G. fustata sp. n., G. papillata sp. n. and G. fiscellata sp. n. On the basis of morphology, these new species seem to have a phylogenetic affinity to congeners in Australia and possibly Antarctica, although little is known about the enchytraeid fauna of the surrounding areas.

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