Abstract

The Australian Nephtyidae are represented by 13 species in four genera, Aglaophamus (4 species), Inermonephtys (1 sp.), Micronephthys (1 sp.) and Nephtys (7 spp.). Five new species are described, Aglaophamus gippslandicus n.sp., A. profundus n.sp., Nephtys inornata n.sp., N. mesobranchia n.sp., and N. semiverrucosa n.sp. Nephtys vikingensis Paxton, 1974 is synonymised with N. longipes Stimpson, 1856 and Micronephthys sphaerocirrata (Wesenberg-Lund, 1949) is recorded from Australia for the first time. Descriptions are provided for all species examined.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rainer and Hutchings, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 31(8): 307–347
Author
S. Rainer; Pat Hutchings
Year
1977
Title
Nephtyidae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
31
Issue
8
Start Page
307
End Page
347
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.31.1977.216
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1977
Cover Date
31 December 1977
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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17 December 2008
Available Online
23 January 2009
Reference Number
216
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