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The first records of Rullierinereis ancornunezi (Polychaeta: Nereididae) from British waters

  • Bryan Wasson (a1) and Jorge Núñez (a2)

Rullierinereis ancornunezi is recorded for the first time from British waters. Specimens were discovered at two sites: near the Isles of Scilly at the extreme south-west of the country and near the Isle of Wight in the English Channel.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: B. Wasson, Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd, 3 Palace Yard Mews, Bath, BA1 2NH, UK email:
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Marine Biodiversity Records
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