Polynoidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) associated with cold-water coral reefs of the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea

  title={Polynoidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) associated with cold-water coral reefs of the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Dieter Fiege and Ruth Barnich},
An overview of polynoid scale worms known to occur on cold-water coral reefs of the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea is given, including a key for identification of species. Harmothoe oculinarum (Storm, 1879), H. vesiculosa Ditlevsen, 1917, and Leucia violacea (Storm, 1879) comb. nov. are redescribed. A lectotype is designated for H. vesiculosa and the generic status of Leucia violacea (Storm, 1879) comb. nov. and Neolagisca jeffreysi (McIntosh, 1876) comb. nov. are changed. The… 

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