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NameAndrews, Ethan Allen. (1891). Report upon the Annelida Polychaeta of Beaufort, North Carolina. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 14(852): 277-302, plates XII-XVIII.
SourceID48931
DOI10.5479/si.00963801.14-852.277 [view]
AuthorsAndrews, Ethan Allen
Year1891
TitleReport upon the Annelida Polychaeta of Beaufort, North Carolina.
JournalProceedings of the United States National Museum
Suffix14(852): 277-302, plates XII-XVIII
Type Publication
Linkhttp://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7543195
NoteWorld Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
Published: 20 August 1891
Full textAndrews1891 - Report upon the Annelida Polychaeta of Beaufort, North Carolina.pdf OpenAccess publication
Abstract[None. Introduction as follows:]
The Annelid fauna of the northeastern coast of the United States has become so well known through the labors of A. E. Verrill, H. E. Webster, and others, that our ignorance of that of the southern Atlantic States is the more striking by contrast. South of Northampton County, Virginia, where Webster, in 1874 and 1870, obtained some fifty-nine species of Polychaeta, described in his Annelida Chaetapoda of the Virginian coast, but very little has been published respecting the littoral Annelid fauna, though the European descriptions of forms collected in the West Indies, the collection of Professor Goode in Bermuda of twenty-six species, described in the Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum, 1884, and the extensive monograph of Ehlers on the Annelids dredged by the Coast Survey steamer Blake off the Florida coast (Mem. Mus. Com. Zoöl., Harvard, 1887) give a few general grounds for anticipating some of the discoveries to be expected along the shores of the Southern States.
In this region, Charleston Harbor was carefully examined by the French naturalist, L. A. G. Bosc, toward the close of the last century, with the result that several interesting Annelids were made known, among them being the new genus Polydora. Later Stimpson (Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 1856) described two new Annelids from this same interesting locality, one being the remarkably large Acoetes lupina. Farther north, at Fort Macon, near Beaufort, North Carolina, Coues and Yarrow collected marine Annelids, nine species of which were described by Verrill in 1878 (Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.).
In the following list some fifty-seven species, representing twenty-four families of Polychaetous Annelids, are identified and described, with such notes upon breeding, habits, color, etc., as were made at that time, the collection being obtained in connection with the Johns Hopkins Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina, in the summer months of 1884 and 1885. As the collection was confined to a short part of the year, was for the most part limited to the area between tides, and not conducted with any great thoroughness, the list must obviously give but an inadequate idea of the richness of the fauna. Reinvestigation would doubtless show the fauna to be as well represented by numerous species, as it obviously is by innumerable individuals, the sand flats presenting a most striking illustration of the wealth of Annelid life that may be supported under the exceptionally favorable conditions here prevailing.
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North-western Atlantic
Western Atlantic warm temperate to boreal
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Systematics, Taxonomy
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Annelida
Polychaeta
Taxa
(7)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmmochares aedificator Andrews, 1891 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOwenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxiothea mucosa Andrews, 1891 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClymenella mucosa (Andrews, 1891) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiopatra magna Andrews, 1891 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmericonuphis magna (Andrews, 1891) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunice ornata Andrews, 1891 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarmothoe aculeata Andrews, 1891 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLoimia turgida Andrews, 1891 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphelina agilis Andrews, 1891 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArmandia agilis (Andrews, 1891) (original description)
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