The "Spaghetti Project": the final identification guide to European Terebellidae (sensu lato) (Annelida, Terebelliformia)

  • This paper is the conclusion of the “Spaghetti Project” aiming to revise French species of Terebellidae sensu lato (s.l.) belonging to the five families: Polycirridae, Telothelepodidae, Terebellidae sensu stricto (s.s.), Thelepodidae and Trichobranchidae. During this project, 41 species were observed, 31 of them new for science: eight species of Polycirridae, eleven species of Terebellidae s.s., three species of Thelepodidae and nine species of Trichobranchidae. We provide a comprehensive key for all European species of terebellids with a focus on the important diagnostic characters for each family. Finally, we discuss issues on taxonomy, biodiversity and cryptic and pseudo-cryptic species of polychaetes in European waters, based on results obtained during this project.

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Author:Nicolas Lavesque, Pat Hutchings, Mario H. Londoño-Mesa, João Miguel de Matos Nogueira, Guillemine Daffe, Arne Nygren, Hugues Blanchet, Paulo Bonifácio, Caroline Broudin, Jean-Claude Dauvin, Gabin Droual, Benoit GouillieuxORCiD, Jacques Grall, Benjamin Guyonnet, Céline Houbin, Suzie Humbert, Anne-Laure Janson, Jérôme Jourde, Céline LabruneORCiD, Bastien Lamarque, Lise Latry, Vincent Le Garrec, Corine Pelaprat, Jean-Philippe Pezy, Pierre-Guy Sauriau, Xavier de Montaudouin
Parent Title (German):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (782:108–156)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/12/14
Date of first Publication:2021/12/14
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/12/16
Tag:cryptic species; identification key; spaghetti worms; taxonomy; terebellids
Page Number:49
First Page:108
Last Page:156
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0