BIOLOGIYA MORYA, 1999, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 281-287

A new genus and two new species of Pogonophora from the Arctic Ocean

© 1999 R. V. Smirnov

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg 199034

Three species of pogonophorans were found in the material collected during the expedition on the R/V "Polarstern" in the Laptev Sea and off northeastern Spitsbergen in 1993. Two new species, Nereilinum squamosum sp. n. and Polarsternium rugellosum gen. et sp. n., are described. Siboglinum hyperboreum Ivanov, 1960 was found in the Arctic Ocean to the east of Spitsbergen for the first time.

Key words: Pogonophora, Arctic Ocean, new species.