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Benham, W.B. (1921). Polychaeta. Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Scientific Reports, Series C - Zoology and Botany. 6(3): 1-128.
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Benham, W.B.
1921
Polychaeta
Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Scientific Reports, Series C - Zoology and Botany
6(3): 1-128
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
[From Introduction]

The Polychaet fauna of the Antarctic and Sub-antarctic regions is perhaps as well known as that of any other region, with the exception, it may be, of that of the North Sea and Mediterranean, which has been studied intensively by numerous zoologists for nearly a century.

In defining the extent of the Antarctic region I follow Ehlers, who includes not only the shores of the land-mass, but those islands which lie to the south of the outermost limit of the drifting sea-ice; thus the islands of South Georgia and Bouvet are included, while the Falkland, Crozet and Kerguelen Islands belong to the Sub-antarctic region.

The various expeditions to these high southern latitudes have brought back a considerable number of worms, many of which, indeed the majority, are confined to these two regions.

Antarctic
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Commonwealth Bay for Aricia marginata var. macleani Benham, 1921 
Macquarie Island for Sphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921 
Southern Ocean for Scoloplos mawsoni Benham, 1921 
Unknown type, locality Commonwealth Bay, identified as Aricia marginata var. macleani Benham, 1921
Syntype unknown, locality Macquarie Island, identified as Sphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921
Syntype AM W769, locality Commonwealth Bay, identified as Scoloplos mawsoni Benham, 1921
 Depth range

2-4.5 fathoms (3.6-8 m).  [details]

 Distribution

Antarctica: Adélie Land.  [details]

 Distribution

Capa & Bakken 2015 indicate Augener's (1927) mainland Australia record is doubtful: "should not be considered to be ... [details]

 Etymology

Benham stated that the name is formed by transfer of the initial "S" of Samytha to the end. [details]

 Etymology

Benham: "spissus - crowded, close together as of seats - here has reference to the integumental papillae." [details]

 Etymology

Taxon dedicated to Dr. Archibald Lang McLean (1885-1922), Australian bacteriologist and chief doctor of the ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is dedicated to Douglas Mawson (b. Shipley, West Yorkshire, UK, May 5, 1882 - d. Brighton, South ... [details]

 Habitat

Not stated.  [details]

 Taxonomy

Benham (1921) notes the similarity to the previously described E. heterosetosa, and takes trouble to note two ... [details]

 Type locality

Antarctic Ocean, Adélie Land, Commonwealth Bay, Boat Harbour (67ºS, 142º36'E), 2-4.5 fathoms (3.6-8 m).  [details]

 Type locality

Benham (1921: 25) gives the location as from both Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica (67 S), which he lists first, and ... [details]

 Type locality

Boat Harbour, Commonwealth Bay (Adelie Land, Antarctica), 25-30 fathoms (about 45-55 meters).  [details]

 Type locality

Macquarie Island, subantarctic south of New Zealand, collected by shore party. -54.7029, 158.8802 by gazetteer [details]