Abstract

In 1988 Pat Hutchings of the Australian Museum, Sydney, undertook an extensive polychaete collection trip off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia, where such a survey had not been conducted since Augener's (1914) description of some polychaetes from the region. Serpulids were well represented in the collection, and their present study revealed the existence of two new genera, and new species belonging to the genera Protula, Vermiliopsis, Hydroides, Serpula and Spirobranchus. The synonymy of the difficult genera Spirobranchus, Pomatoceros and Pomatoleios is also dealt with. Certain difficult taxa currently referred to as "species complexes" or "species groups" are discussed. For this purpose it was considered necessary to undertake a comparison of apparently similar species, especially of Spirobranchus, from other locations in Australia and the Indo-West Pacific region. It revealed the existence of many more new species, which are also described and discussed below.

 
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Pillai, 2009, Rec. Aust. Mus. 61(2): 93–199
Author
T. Gottfried Pillai
Year
2009
Title
Descriptions of new serpulid polychaetes from the Kimberleys of Australia and discussion of Australian and Indo-West Pacific species of Spirobranchus and superficially similar taxa
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
61
Issue
2
Start Page
93
End Page
199
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.61.2009.1489
Language
English
Date Published
25 November 2009
Cover Date
25 November 2009
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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07 December 2010
Available Online
25 November 2009
Reference Number
1489
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