Abstract

Palpiphitime lipovskyae, new species, is described on the basis of specimens collected near an Atlantic salmon farm in Hecate Strait, British Columbia, Canada. The new species differs from P. lobifera (Oug, 1978), the only other described species in the genus, by having lamella-like dorsal and digitate ventral lateral lobes, its parapodia lacking ventral chaetal lobes, mandibles with fewer teeth, and P-forceps having serrated ridges with alternating large and small teeth. The definition of Palpiphitime Orensanz, 1990 is expanded to include the characteristic jaws.

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