Australian Museum Journal Revision of the genus Micronereis (Polychaeta: Nereididae: Notophycinae)

Shortform:
Paxton, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(1): 1–18
Author(s):
Paxton, Hannelore
Year published:
1983
Title:
Revision of the genus Micronereis (Polychaeta: Nereididae: Notophycinae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
18
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.299
Language:
English
Date published:
14 June 1983
Cover date:
14 June 1983
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
29 January 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
299
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (142kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2316kb PDF)

Abstract

The genus Quadricirra Banse, 1977 is not recognized, since its principal diagnostic character, the presence of accessory parapodial cirri, is sexually dimorphic and cannot be correlated with other characters; thus Micronereis is the sole genus of the subfamily Notophycinae. A new species, M. piccola, is described and M. siciliensis and M. bodegae are synonymized with M. variegata and M. nanaimoensis respectively. A key to males and descriptions of all species are provided. The Notophycinae appears to be the most derived subfamily of Nereididae, characterized by a combination of epitokal modifications retained from their nereidid relatives and specializations acquired as members of the meiofauna.