Two new species of Nicomache (Polychaeta: Maldanidae) from the Southwest Atlantic

  title={Two new species of Nicomache (Polychaeta: Maldanidae) from the Southwest Atlantic},
  author={J. D. Assis and Carmen Alonso Samiguel and M. Christoffersen},
Two new maldanid polychaetes were collected from the Ponta do Cabo Branco beach, Paraiba, Brazil, and represent the first record of the genus Nicomache for the southwest Atlantic. Nicomache (Nicomache) lanai sp. nov. has 22 setigerous segments, two pre-anal asetigerous segments, a dark beige colour on setigers 4–17, an anteriorly rounded prostomium forming a tall, arched keel, elliptical nuchal grooves that open posteriorly, 4–7 acicular spines on setigers 1–3, and an anal funnel with… Expand
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