Schizorhynchia (Platyhelminthes Rhabdocoela) of Lanzarote (Canary Islands), with the description of eight new species

  title={Schizorhynchia (Platyhelminthes Rhabdocoela) of Lanzarote (Canary Islands), with the description of eight new species},
  author={Stefan Gobert and Patrick Reygel and Tom J. Artois},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
In this paper, an overview is given of the Schizorhynchia collected during the I International Workshop to Marine and Anchialine Meiofauna on the island of Lanzarote. [] Key Result Eight species previously unknown to science are described: Cheliplana curini n. sp., C. canariensis n. sp., C. sarnensis n. sp., Cheliplanilla cavavulcana n. sp., C. todaroi n. sp., Proschizorhynchus martinezi n. sp., Schizochilus lanzarotensis n. sp. and Pseudoschizorhynchoides timoshkini n. sp. These new species are primarily…

Schizorhynchia Meixner, 1928 (Platyhelminthes, Rhabdocoela) of the Iberian Peninsula, with a description of four new species from Portugal

During several sampling campaigns in the regions of Galicia and Andalusia in Spain and the Algarve region in Portugal, specimens of twelve species of schizorhynch rhabdocoels were collected, and four of these are new to science: three species of Proschizor hynchus and one species of Schizochilus coninxae sp.

Description of six new species of Mesonerilla (Nerillidae, Annelida) and an emended description of M. intermedia Wilke, 1953, from marine and cave environments

Six new species of Mesonerilla are described based on detailed morphological light and scanning electron microscopy studies from coastal subtidal and tidal sediments, as well as from anchialine caves, in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Panamá, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA.

Patterns of diversity and endemism of soft-bodied meiofauna in an oceanic island, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Oceanic islands, characterized by high levels of endemism and distinct faunas when compared to neighbouring continents, represent natural evolutionary laboratories for biologists to understand

The First International Workshop to Marine and Anchialine Meiofauna in Lanzarote 2011

This special issue of Marine Biodiversity features eight articles that represent the results of the First International Workshop to Marine and Anchialine Meiofauna in Lanzarote. This scientific

Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands: An Anchialine UNESCO Global Geopark

The Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark hosts one of the most extensive and diverse volcanic anchialine ecosystems in the world, consisting of water bodies with marine origin that

Anchialine biodiversity in the Turks and Caicos Islands: New discoveries and current faunal composition

Lying at the southernmost point of the Lucayan Archipelago, the Turks and Caicos Islands are amongst the better studied localities for anchialine cave biodiversity. For nearly five decades, novel

Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands Geopark: From Earth to Space

The island of Lanzarote is a place that represents brittle insular areas with high environmental values, where a coexistence between preservation and the controlled and responsible use of the local

Volcanic Anchialine Habitats of Lanzarote

The island of Lanzarote is situated in the northern end of the Canary Islands and hosts one of the most diverse volcanic anchialine ecosystems in the world. Best known for Tunel de la Atlantida,



Marine Rhabdocoela (Platyhelminthes, Rhabditophora) from Uruguay, with the description of eight new species and two new genera

An overview of the marine rhabdocoel fauna of Uruguay is given and two of these, Acirrostylus poncedeleoni n.sp.

Kalyptorhynchia (Plathelminthes Rhabdocoela) from the Kenyan Coast, with descriptions of four new species

Sandy sediments and algae from the litoral and sublitoral zone of the coast near Mombasa were sampled, of which four new species of Schizorhynchia are described here, two Cheliplana species, one Baltoplana sp.

Molecular phylogeny of Kalyptorhynchia (Rhabdocoela, Platyhelminthes) inferred from ribosomal sequence data

Current classification of Kalyptorhynchia, which includes about one‐third of all species of rhabdocoel flatworms, suffers from homoplasy, according to the first molecular phylogenetic analysis of this taxon.

Kalyptorhynchia (Turbellaria) aus dem Eulitoral der deutschen Nordseeküste

  • K. Schilke
  • Art
    Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen
  • 2005
In the eulittoral beaches of the German North Sea coast 85 species of Kalyptorhynchia were found during investigations in 1966, 1967 and 1968. Studies were carried out mainly on the North Sea islands

Structural and Systematic Studies on Turbellaria Schizorhynchia (Platyhelminthes)

The systematics of the Karkinorhynchidae are reviewed and in part revised and the previously described Cheliplana vaginalis sp.n.


Eight new species of Schizorhynchia are described and a new genus Schizochilus established to receive two of them and a further twenty-three species are new additions to the British fauna list.

New taxa of Kalyptorhynchia (Platyhelminthes) from the N. American Pacific coast

From the N. American Pacific coast the following new kalyptorhynchian taxa are described: Cicerinabicirrata, Cicerina triangularis, Placorhynchus pacificus, Uncinorhynchus pacificus,

Evolution and Functional Morphology of the Proboscis in Kalyptorhynchia (Platyhelminthes).

The structure and current knowledge of the function of the proboscis in the Kalyptorhynchia is reviewed, points to areas in which the current understanding of phylogenetic relationships within this taxon is incongruent with the hypothesis of how the Proboscis evolved, and addresses areas in need of further research.

Thoughts on the ecology and evolution of the intertidal biota of the Azores and other Atlantic islands

The role of isolated islands in allopatric speciation of these organisms is discussed in relation to dispersal and the usefulness of Macaronesia as a model system to explore speciation in intertidal organisms is emphasized.

Lehardyia alleithoros, sp. nov. (Turbellaria, Kalyptorhynchia) from the Coast of North Carolina, USA

Lehardyia alleithoros is described, a new kalyptorhynch turbellarian of the KarkinorHynchidae, from 3 high-energy beach sites in North Carolina, and an apparent range extension for CarcharodorhynChus flavidus Brunet, 1967 is reported.