Abstract

The polycirrine fauna of Australia comprises four genera and 22 species. These are described, and a key to the genera and Australian species are provided. Eleven new species are described: Hauchiella renilla n. sp., Lysilla laciniata n. sp., L. bilobata n. sp., L. jennacubinae n. sp., Polycirrus bicrinalis n. sp., P. disjunctus n. sp., P. nephrosus n. sp., P. parvus n. sp., P. paucidens n. sp., P. tesselatus n. sp. and P. variabilis n. sp., and the following new combinations, Amaeana apheles (Hutchings) and Polycirrus octoseta (Hutchings). A full description of all Australian species of this subfamily is given except when a recent full description is available. Comments are made on the variety of characters which have been used to describe species of Polycirrus and the value of these characters.

 
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Hutchings and Glasby, 1986, Rec. Aust. Mus. 38(6): 319–350
Author
Pat Hutchings; Christopher J. Glasby
Year
1986
Title
The Polycirrinae (Polychaeta: Terebellidae) from Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
38
Issue
6
Start Page
319
End Page
350
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.38.1986.185
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1986
Cover Date
31 December 1986
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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18 November 2008
Available Online
19 December 2008
Reference Number
185
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