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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.
10.5962/bhl.title.16201 [view]
Benham, W.B.
Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Scientific Reports, Series C - Zoology and Botany
6(3): 1-128
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.

Systematics, Taxonomy
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Commonwealth Bay for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAricia marginata var. macleani Benham, 1921 
Macquarie Island for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921 
Southern Ocean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplos 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