Australian Museum Journal Taxonomy of polychaetes from the Hawkesbury River and the southern estuaries of New South Wales, Australia

Shortform:
Hutchings and Murray, 1984, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 3: 1–118
Author(s):
Hutchings, Pat; Murray, Anna
Year published:
1984
Title:
Taxonomy of polychaetes from the Hawkesbury River and the southern estuaries of New South Wales, Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
3
Start page:
1
End page:
118
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.3.1984.101
Language:
English
Date published:
28 September 1984
Cover date:
28 September 1984
ISBN:
ISBN 0-9750-4762-0
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY, ESTUARINE
Digitized:
12 November 2008
Available online:
14 November 2008
Reference number:
101
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Abstract

The polychaete fauna of the Hawkesbury River and some other estuarine areas in central and southern New South Wales is described. The majority of material comes from Merimbula, Jervis Bay, Port Hacking, Botany Bay, Hawkesbury River, Port Stephens and Broughton Island; often from seagrass habitats. The material from the Hawkesbury River has been collected over several years and detailed habitat and occurrence data are available. Over 180 species are recorded, of which 28 species and 4 genera are new: Harmothoe charlottae n.sp., Sthenelais pettiboneae n.sp., Compsanaitis inflata n.gen., n.sp., Podarke microantennata n.sp., Augeneria verdis n.sp., Schistomeringosjilijormis n.sp., Caulleriella dimorphosetosa n.sp., C. longisetosa n.sp., C. retusiseta n.sp., Chaetozone platycerca n.sp., Tharyx aphelocephalus n.sp., Lobochesis bibrancha n.gen., n.sp., L. longiseta n.sp., Ophelia elongata n.sp., O. multibranchia n.sp., Notomastus annulus n.sp., N. chrysosetus n.sp., N. estuarius n.sp., Polycirrus rosea n.sp., Pseudostreblosoma serratum n.gen., n.sp., Streblosoma atos n.sp., S. latitudinis n.sp., Longicarpus glandulus n.gen., n.sp., Nicolea amnis n.sp., Terebella pappus n.sp., Desdemona aniara n.sp., Euchone variabilis n.sp., and Laonome triangularis n.sp. For each species a full description is given except where a recent easily accessible description in English is available, in which case only a reference to that description is given. Habitat data where known is given together with the Australian distribution of the species. Many of the species are new records for Australia or for New South Wales. Keys to the families and species described in the paper are given.