On two cryptogenic maldanids (Annelida) from coral rubbles in Hawaii
Magalhães, Wagner F., and Julie H. Bailey-Brock
Marine Biology Research 15(2):204 209, https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2019.1613551 (2019)
Dissolution of coral rubble collected in the vicinities of a tropical ocean outfall yielded two maldanid species, one of them not previously recorded to Hawaii. The putative species Boguea cf. enigmatica was originally described from North Carolina in coral sand. The Hawaiian material fits very well the original and subsequent descriptions but it is the first record in the Pacific Ocean and molecular data would be necessary to confirm this wide distributional range. This species broods its young and it would also limit its areal distribution unless it has been introduced. Axiothella quadrimaculata is also described from coral rubbles of Hawaii being previously recorded from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.