Australian Museum Journal The Aphroditidae (Polychaeta) from Australia, together with a redescription of the Aphroditidae collected during the Siboga Expedition

Shortform:
Hutchings and McRae, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus. 45(3): 279–363
Author(s):
Hutchings, Pat; McRae, J.
Year published:
1993
Title:
The Aphroditidae (Polychaeta) from Australia, together with a redescription of the Aphroditidae collected during the Siboga Expedition
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
45
Issue:
3
Start page:
279
End page:
363
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.45.1993.24
Language:
English
Date published:
07 October 1993
Cover date:
07 October 1993
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
14 October 2008
Available online:
16 October 2008
Reference number:
24
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (52kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (5002kb PDF)

Abstract

The family Aphroditidae is represented in Australian waters and the Indonesian Archipelago by 34 species in five genera, of which seven are new species. Previously described species from Australia are redescribed. The Aphroditidae collected during the Siboga expedition and described by Horst (1916a,b, 1917) are also redescribed and the relationship of this fauna to the Australian fauna discussed. In addition, the characters used to distinguish genera and species within the family and the variations exhibited by these characters are discussed, to facilitate a subsequent phylogenetic study of the group. A key to the genera and species represented in the Indo-Pacific is given.