Australian Museum Journal The Nereididae (Polychaeta) from Australia—Gymnonereidinae sensu Fitzhugh, 1987: Australonereis, Ceratocephale, Dendronereides, Gymnonereis, Nicon, Olganereis and Websterinereis

Shortform:
Hutchings and Reid, 1990, Rec. Aust. Mus. 42(1): 69–100
Author(s):
Hutchings, Pat; Reid, A.
Year published:
1990
Title:
The Nereididae (Polychaeta) from Australia—Gymnonereidinae sensu Fitzhugh, 1987: Australonereis, Ceratocephale, Dendronereides, Gymnonereis, Nicon, Olganereis and Websterinereis
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
42
Issue:
1
Start page:
69
End page:
100
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.42.1990.107
Language:
English
Date published:
23 March 1990
Cover date:
23 March 1990
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
24 November 2008
Available online:
18 December 2008
Reference number:
107
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (93kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3970kb PDF)

Abstract

The subfamily Gymnonereidinae (sensu Fitzhugh, 1987) is represented in Australian waters by 14 species in seven genera, of which five are new species and these are described: Ceratocephale aureola n.sp., C. setosa n.sp., Gymnonereis minyami n.sp., G. yurieli n.sp. and Nicon rotunda n.sp. Six species are new records for Australian waters. This subfamily of nereidids is characterised by the lack of chitinous pharyngeal papillae, although soft papillae may be present. A key to the subfamilies of the family Nereididae is given together with a key to the genera and Australian species of the subfamily Gymnonereidinae. This paper represents the first of a series which will describe the Australian nereidid fauna.