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New records to Chile of the Family Paraonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta)

  • Américo Montiel,
  • Brigitte Hilbig and
  • Nicolás Rozbaczylo
Helgoland Marine Research56:0103

Received: 13 March 2001

Accepted: 13 February 2002


The Paraonidae are a polychaete family of small body size which have not been reported for Chile until recently. Mainly due to improved sample-processing methods, research campaigns carried out in 1994 and 1996 on three areas off southern Chile have yielded numerous records. Several species proved to be new to the Chilean polychaete fauna, including species that have been known previously only from Antarctic areas. These new records and range extensions are reported in this paper.

Polychaeta Paraonidae New records Chile