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Benthic and subterranean aquatic oligochaete fauna (Annelida, Oligochaeta) from Coiba Island (Panamá) and Cuba

Author(s): Rodríguez, P.

Journal: Graellsia
ISSN 0367-5041

Volume: 58;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: rivers | hyporheic | caves | oligochaetes | Central America | tropical region | Tubificidae | Naididae | Alluroididae | ríos | hiporreos | cuevas | oligoquetos | Centroamérica | región tropical | Alluroididae | Tubificidae | Naididae

A total of 15 taxa of aquatic oligochaetes have been identified in two collections, one of which was from Coiba island, at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN, Madrid), and the other from Cuba (leg. Dr. Ana Camacho). Morphological and systematic remarks are provided for Limnodrilus variesetosus, Pristina aequiseta forms evelinae and foreli, P. breviseta, P. osborni, and P. sima. Pristina cabacuensis Botea, 1983 and P. decui Botea, 1987 are proposed as junior synonyms of Pristina aequiseta Bourne. The taxonomy of Pristina osborni and P. sima is discussed and their independent specific status supported. The alluroidid Brinkhurstia americana is reported from Coiba island widening the known geographical distribution of the species to South and Central America.Un total de 15 taxones de oligoquetos acuáticos han sido identificados en dos colecciones de la isla de Coiba del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN, Madrid) y Cuba (leg. Dra. Ana Camacho). Se aportan notas morfológicas y sistemáticas para las especies Limnodrilus variesetosus, Pristina aequiseta formas evelinae y foreli, P. breviseta, P. osborni y P. sima. Pristina cabacuensis Botea, 1983 y P. decui Botea, 1987 son propuestas como sinónimos de Pristina aequiseta Bourne. Se discute la taxonomía de Pristina osborni y P. sima y se apoya su estatus de especies independientes. El alluroidido Brinkhurstia americana se cita en la isla de Coiba ampliando la distribución actual de la especie a America Central y del Sur.
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