Sabellaria tottoriensis n. sp. (Annelida: Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) from shallow water off Tottori, the Sea of Japan
Nishi, E.; Kato, T.; Hayashi, I.
Zoological Science 21(2): 211-217
A new species of the genus Sabellaria Lamarck, 1812 (Annelida: Polychaeta: Sabellariidae), is described from shallow water off Tottori, the Sea of Japan. Sabellaria tottoriensis n. sp., is gregarious with tubes constructed of sand and shell debris. The new species is distinguished by the character combination of 1 or 2 pairs of nuchal spines, two forms (long and short) of opercular paleae in the middle row, with the slender blades of long ones recurved outward. Detailed morphological features of the species are described and compared with other Japanese and worldwide congeners.