Abstract

The subfamily Gymnonereidinae (sensu Fitzhugh, 1987) is represented in Australian waters by 14 species in seven genera, of which five are new species and these are described: Ceratocephale aureola n.sp., C. setosa n.sp., Gymnonereis minyami n.sp., G. yurieli n.sp. and Nicon rotunda n.sp. Six species are new records for Australian waters. This subfamily of nereidids is characterised by the lack of chitinous pharyngeal papillae, although soft papillae may be present. A key to the subfamilies of the family Nereididae is given together with a key to the genera and Australian species of the subfamily Gymnonereidinae. This paper represents the first of a series which will describe the Australian nereidid fauna.

 
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Short Form
Hutchings and Reid, 1990, Rec. Aust. Mus. 42(1): 69–100
Author
Pat Hutchings; A. Reid
Year
1990
Title
The Nereididae (Polychaeta) from Australia—Gymnonereidinae sensu Fitzhugh, 1987: Australonereis, Ceratocephale, Dendronereides, Gymnonereis, Nicon, Olganereis and Websterinereis
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
42
Issue
1
Start Page
69
End Page
100
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.42.1990.107
Language
English
Date Published
23 March 1990
Cover Date
23 March 1990
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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Available Online
18 December 2008
Reference Number
107
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