Australian Museum Journal Phoronida from Australia

Shortform:
Emig et al., 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(16): 455–474
Author(s):
Emig, C. C.; Boesch, D. F.; Rainer, S.
Year published:
1977
Title:
Phoronida from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
30
Issue:
16
Start page:
455
End page:
474
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1977.191
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:
PHORONIDA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY
Digitized:
10 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
191
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (73kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2658kb PDF)

Abstract

Five species of Phoronida have been recorded in Australian waters, from the vicinities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne: Phoronis pallida, P. psammophila, P. australis, Phoronopsis albomaculata and Phoronopsis harmeri. A diagnosis for each species is given, together with notes on their taxonomy and ecology. The descriptions of three species, Phoronis pallida, P. psammophila and Phoronopsis albomaculata, have been expanded or modified. Phoronopsis albomaculata possesses nephridia with a single funnel, not two, and sometimes has a spiral lophophore. A new key to the species of Phoronida is provided, modifying the key established by Emig (1971).