Serpula and Spiraserpula (Polychaeta, Serpulidae) from the Tropical Western Atlantic and Gulf of Guinea
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Annelida; Bahamas; Caribbean; new records; new species; taxonomy; Turks and Caicos; Checklist
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Serpula and Spirasepula species described and/or recorded by the author in a recent paper (Bastida-Zavala 2012)
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-3.65, -91.04], North East [35, 11.4]|
Serpulids species described or recorded by the author (Bastida-Zavala) in several papers (2000-2012)
|Species||Serpula madrigalae sp.n. (serpulid), Serpula vossae sp.n. (serpulid), Serpula cf. vermicularis (serpulid), Spiraserpula caribensis (serpulid), Spiraserpula karpatensis (serpulid), Spiraserpula ypsilon (serpulid), Spiraserpula sp. (serpulid)|
|Start Date / End Date||2002-06-03 / 2012-05-18|
The revision of the serpulid material from these expeditions resulted in finding of 11 Serpula and 10 Spiraserpula specimens from the western Caribbean, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Los Roques Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and in the Gulf of Guinea. Additionally, two specimens of Serpula (recorded by Bastida-Zavala and Salazar-Vallejo 2000) and 14 specimens of Spiraserpula of the collections of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur and the Instituto de Oceanología of Cuba were available for study.
|Study Extent||University of Miami Deep Sea Expeditions aboard of R/V Gerda, John Elliot Pillsbury, James M. Gillis and Columbus Iselin. Were sampled more than 3,350 stations from the Gulf of Panama, throughout the Caribbean to the Gulf of Guinea, the Straits of Florida, the Bahamas, the area northward to the Bermudas and the deep basins and the deep waters, from the intertidal to 8,650 m in the Puerto Rico Trench.|