Flabelliderma cinari (Polychaeta: Flabelligeridae), a new species from the Eastern Mediterranean
A new species of flabelligerid polychaete, Flabelliderma cinari, is described from the Turkish coast of the Eastern MediterraneanSea. This represents the first occurrence of the genus Flabelliderma in the Mediterranean. Flabelliderma cinari sp. nov. isclosely allied to F. claparedei in having dorsal tubercles of two different sizes; however, these species differ in the relative shapeand number of dorsal tubercles, the number of capillaries per fascicle in the notopodia and the shape of the curved distal articlesin the neuropodial hooks.
Polychaeta, Flabelligeridae, Flabelliderma cinari, new species, Eastern Mediterranean