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Biota Neotropica

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Abstract

RIZZO, Alexandra Elaine  and  AMARAL, Antonia Cecília Zacagnini. Nephtyidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from São Paulo State, Brazil, including a new record for the Brazilian coast. Biota Neotrop. [online]. 2007, vol.7, n.3, pp.253-263. ISSN 1676-0611.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-06032007000300028.

In the present study, four species of Nephtyidae, Aglaophamus juvenalis (Kinberg 1866), Nephtys acrochaeta Hartman 1950, Nephtys californiensis Hartman 1938 and Nephtys squamosa Ehlers 1887, were found from the intertidal zone to the shallow sublittoral (<50 m) off São Paulo, Brazil, during the program BIOTA/FAPESP Marine Benthos. Descriptions and notes on each of them are provided. Nephtys californiensis is a new record for the Brazilian coast. Keys to genera and species of Nephtyidae recorded from Brazil are given.

Keywords : Polychaeta; Nephtyidae; Aglaophamus; Nephtys; key to identification; new record.

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