Armandia laminosa Parapar & Moreira, 2015
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
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- Parapar, Julio; Moreira, Juan. Six new species of the genus Armandia Filippi, 1861 (Polychaeta, Opheliidae) from Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia). Zootaxa. 4019(1): 577-603 (2015).
- Armandia laminosa
Diagnosis. Parapodia biramous, with prechaetal lobe and ventral lobe on each parapodium; dorsal cirrus not present. Prechaetal lobes highly asymmetrical; wide and foliose from chaetiger 1 to chaetiger 3, then becoming progressively smaller towards last chaetigers; prechaetal lobe tip ventrally displaced; conspicuous bilobed appearance from midbody to last chaetigers. Anal tube square-shaped, as long as last 2 chaetigers; posterior and ventral margins open, provided with long unpaired anal cirrus, thick at base and distally tapered, projecting outwardly. Posterior border provided with 5 – 6 pairs of elongate, finger-like, paired anal cirri, almost as long as anal tube, shorter and thinner than pair of clavate basal cirri.
Etymology. The epithet laminosa refers to the foliose shape of the parapodial prechaetal lobes of the first three chaetigers (CH 1 – CH 3). Habitat / Distribution. All specimens were found in the West coast of Lizard Island, mostly in front of Casuarina Beach (59.5 %) and Vicki’s Reef (32.4 %), from the intertidal to 15 m depth in several types of sediments, mainly in sand but also associated with Halophila seagrass (Fig. 1 D).
Material examined. Thirty-seven specimens in ten samples. Holotype: AM W. 44702, MI QLD 2421. Paratypes: AM W. 43896, MI QLD 2334 (4); AM W. 44103, MI QLD 2334; AM W. 44109, MI QLD 2340 (8); AM W. 44236, MI QLD 2366 (3); AM W. 47322, MI QLD 2373 (2); AM W. 44296, MI QLD 2373; AM W. 44294, MI QLD 2376 (2); AM W. 47323, MI QLD 2376 (2 on SEM stub); AM W. 44699, MI QLD 2415 (3); AM W. 45122, MI QLD 2429 (3); AM W. 45127, MI QLD 2432 (3); AM W. 47324, MI QLD 2432, in EtOH; AM W. 45126, MI QLD 2433; AM W. 45129, MI QLD 2433, in EtOH; AM W. 45133, MI QLD 2433.
- Parapar, Julio; Moreira, Juan. (2015). Six new species of the genus <em>Armandia </em>Filippi, 1861 (Polychaeta, Opheliidae) from Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4019(1): 577-603.