Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp 1465–1470 | Cite as

Two new records of Spiochaetopterus Sars, 1856 (Chaetopteridae, Polychaeta) from Chinese waters

  • Yueyun Wang (王跃云)
  • Jixing Sui (隋吉星)
  • Xinzheng Li (李新正)


The present paper records two chaetopterid species, Spiochaetopterus koreana and S. sanbanzensis not reported previously from China Seas. Spiochaetopterus koreana is distributed in the Yellow, East China and South China Seas. Spiochaetopterus sanbanzensis is widely distributed in the muddy benthic environment of the Yellow Sea. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of each species are provided.


Chaetopteridae Spiochaetopterus Polychaeta biogeography soft sediment China Sea 


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We would like to thank Eijiroh Nishi for valuable discussions regarding species identification. We are grateful to the managers of the MBMCAS for assistance in sorting specimens.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yueyun Wang (王跃云)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jixing Sui (隋吉星)
    • 1
    • 3
  • Xinzheng Li (李新正)
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Laboratory for Marine Biology and BiotechnologyQingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and TechnologyQingdaoChina

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