Description of a new species of Marphysa Quatrefages, 1865 (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and comparisons with species from Marphysa Group A from the Indo-West Pacific and Indian Ocean

Izwandy Idris, Pat Hutchings and Aziz Arshad

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 71 p. 109–121 (2014)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2014.71.11

Abstract

A new species of Marphysa Quatrefages, 1865 (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) is described from the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and compared with species from Marphysa Group A from the Indo-West Pacific and Indian Ocean. The number of species known within Marphysa Group A has been increased, and the concept that M. mossambica is a widely distributed species in the Indo-Pacific is refuted. The new species is commercially important and occurs in the mangrove forest along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Notes on the biology, ecology and commercial aspects of M. moribidii sp. nov. are presented.

Citation

Idris, I., Hutchings, P. & Arshad, A., 2014. Description of a new species of Marphysa Quatrefages, 1865 (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and comparisons with species from Marphysa Group A from the Indo-West Pacific and Indian Ocean. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 71: 109-121. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2014.71.11

PUBLICATION DATE: 18 December 2014

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