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Revision of the genus Filellum Hincks, 1868 (Lafoeidae, Leptothecata, Hydrozoa)

Marques, Antonio C. [1] ; Pena Cantero, Alvaro L. [2] ; Miranda, Thais P. [1] ; Migotto, Alvaro E. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Valencia, Inst Cavanilles Biodiversidad & Biol Evolutiva, Fdn Gen Univ Valencia, Valencia 46071 - Spain
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, BR-11600970 Sao Sebastiao, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 3129, p. 1-28, DEC 14 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 8

A taxonomic review of the cosmopolitan genus Filellum was performed considering morphology, morphometry and cnidome. Species for which we had access to materials were redescribed and morphologically characterized based on optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The materials examined belong to museum collections, including type specimens. All records found in the literature were checked. Our analyses confirmed the validity of 10 out of the 18 nominal species referred to the genus, and established four others (F. adnatum, F. bouvieri, F. contortum and F. plicatum) as species inquirenda. A new species, Filellum bouvetensis sp. nov., is described. The species Reticularia annulata Watson, 1973, type species of the genus Corystolona Watson, 2002, has its type specimen referred to the genus Filellum, composing Filellum annulatum (Watson, 1973). We provide a key for the identification of the valid species of the genus Filellum. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/06927-0 - Biodiversity and areas of endemism of benthic hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from southern South America and Antarctica
Grantee:Thaís Pires Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/50242-5 - Dimensions of marine life: patterns and process of diversifications in planktonic and benthic cnidarians
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 04/09961-4 - Biodiversity, evolution, endemism and conservation of the Medusozoa from the Southwestern Atlantic
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants