• 1 School of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Terengganu Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Kagoshima University, 1-21-35 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan Kagoshima University Kagoshima Japan
Zookeys, 2019;831:81-94.
PMID: 31337948 DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.831.28588


An estuarine species of Nereididae (Annelida), Neanthesglandicincta (Southern, 1921) has been newly recorded on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia located in the South China Sea based on 23 specimens collected from three estuaries (Tumpat, Kelantan Delta, Kelantan; Setiu Lagoon, Terengganu; Kuala Ibai, Terengganu). The morphological characteristics of the Malaysian specimens agree well with those of the previous original description and the redescription of N.glandicincta based on Indian, Myanmar and Singapore specimens. The number of paragnaths in all groups on the proboscis of our Malaysian specimens is within the range of the intraspecific variation of N.glandicincta as shown in the previous descriptions. An identification key to species of the Neanthesglandicincta species complex, which includes two morphologically similar species, is provided.

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