Abstract

The family Aphroditidae is represented in Australian waters and the Indonesian Archipelago by 34 species in five genera, of which seven are new species. Previously described species from Australia are redescribed. The Aphroditidae collected during the Siboga expedition and described by Horst (1916a,b, 1917) are also redescribed and the relationship of this fauna to the Australian fauna discussed. In addition, the characters used to distinguish genera and species within the family and the variations exhibited by these characters are discussed, to facilitate a subsequent phylogenetic study of the group. A key to the genera and species represented in the Indo-Pacific is given.

 
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Short Form
Hutchings and McRae, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus. 45(3): 279–363
Author
Pat Hutchings; J. McRae
Year
1993
Title
The Aphroditidae (Polychaeta) from Australia, together with a redescription of the Aphroditidae collected during the Siboga Expedition
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Journal Type
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
45
Issue
3
Start Page
279
End Page
363
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.45.1993.24
Language
English
Date Published
07 October 1993
Cover Date
07 October 1993
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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14 October 2008
Available Online
16 October 2008
Reference Number
24
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