Australian Museum Journal A review of the genera of Pectinariidae (Polychaeta) together with a description of the Australian fauna

Shortform:
Hutchings and Peart, 2002, Rec. Aust. Mus. 54(1): 99–127
Author(s):
Hutchings, Pat; Peart, Rachael
Year published:
2002
Title:
A review of the genera of Pectinariidae (Polychaeta) together with a description of the Australian fauna
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Start page:
99
End page:
127
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.54.2002.1356
Language:
English
Date published:
01 June 2002
Cover date:
01 June 2002
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
01 June 2002
Available online:
01 June 2002
Reference number:
1356
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Complete work:
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Abstract

The polychaete worm family Pectinariidae is represented in Australian waters by five species (Amphictene favona n.sp., A. uniloba n.sp., Pectinaria antipoda Schmarda, 1861, P. dodeka n.sp. and P. kanabinos n.sp.). Pectinaria antipoda is redescribed and a neotype designated. Generic diagnoses are given for all genera including three not known from Australian waters. Additional characters are described for each genus that may facilitate the separation of species. A key to all genera and to species present in Australia is given, as are tables summarising the characters of all described species.