Abstract

The genus Quadricirra Banse, 1977 is not recognized, since its principal diagnostic character, the presence of accessory parapodial cirri, is sexually dimorphic and cannot be correlated with other characters; thus Micronereis is the sole genus of the subfamily Notophycinae. A new species, M. piccola, is described and M. siciliensis and M. bodegae are synonymized with M. variegata and M. nanaimoensis respectively. A key to males and descriptions of all species are provided. The Notophycinae appears to be the most derived subfamily of Nereididae, characterized by a combination of epitokal modifications retained from their nereidid relatives and specializations acquired as members of the meiofauna.

 
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Paxton, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(1): 1–18
Author
Hannelore Paxton
Year
1983
Title
Revision of the genus Micronereis (Polychaeta: Nereididae: Notophycinae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
35
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
18
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.299
Language
English
Date Published
14 June 1983
Cover Date
14 June 1983
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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29 January 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
299
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