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A new species of Phascolion (Phascolion) (Sipuncula, Golfingiidae) from bathyal benthos off the coast of Western Australia

Pan-Wen Hsueh & Christopher J. Glasby

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Pan-Wen Hsueh [1] & Christopher J. Glasby [2,3*]

[1] Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan 402, Republic of China
[2] Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT 0801, Australia
[3] Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia

Abstract

A new species of Phascolion (Phascolion) Cutler & Cutler, 1985 from the benthos off Exmouth, Western Australia, is described. Phascolion (P.) exmouthensis sp. nov. can be readily distinguished from other members of the subgenus by the presence of distinctive rectangular papillae which form a collar on the anterior trunk (a new morphological feature for sipunculans), and introvert hooks with non-recurved tips and a narrow base on the bulbous area immediately behind the mouth. The new species and P. (P.) ushakovi Murina, 1974 are the only two (out of 13) species of Phascolion (Phascolion) known from Western Australia.

 

Keywords morphology, peanut worm, Phascolion (Phascolion) exmouthensis sp. nov., taxonomy

Cite this paper as: Hsueh P-W & Glasby CJ (2024). A new species of Phascolion (Phascolion) (Sipuncula, Golfingiidae) from bathyal benthos off the coast of Western Australia. Australian Journal of Taxonomy 50: 1–5. doi: https://doi.org/10.54102/ajt.93q58

This paper was published on: 28/2/2024

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