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Iheringia. Série Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0073-4721On-line version ISSN 1678-4766

Abstract

SANTOS, Cinthya S. G.  and  LANA, Paulo C.. Nereididae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from the northeastern coast of the Brazil: II. Genera Namalycastis, Ceratocephale, Laeonereis and Rullierinereis. Iheringia, Sér. Zool. [online]. 2001, n.91, pp.137-149. ISSN 0073-4721.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0073-47212001000200020.

Six polychaete species belonging to the genera Namalycastis Hartman, 1959, Ceratocephale Malmgren, 1867, Laeonereis Hartman, 1945, and Rullierinereis Pettibone, 1970 were recorded as part of a systematic survey of the family Nereididae in estuaries, exposed sandy beaches, shelly soft bottoms, atolls and coral reefs of the Brazilian northeastern coast. Two new species, Rullierinereis auxiliadorae, from Ceará coast and Ceratocephale rocaensis, from Atol das Rocas, are described.

Keywords : Taxonomy; Nereididae; Northeastern Brazil.

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