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Imajima, M. (1972). Review of the annelid worms of the family Nereidae of Japan, with descriptions of five new species or subspecies. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo. 15(1): 37-153.
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Imajima, M.
1972
Review of the annelid worms of the family Nereidae of Japan, with descriptions of five new species or subspecies
Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo
15(1): 37-153
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The nereid worms of Japan have been studied by Marenzeller (1879), McIntosh (1885), Moore (1903), Izuka (1903, 1908, 1912), Monro (1926), Treadwell (1931), Okuda (1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1950), Fauvel (1936), Okuda & Yamada (1954), Imajima & Hartman (1964), Imajima (1967, 1968), Imajima & Hayashi (1969) and Imajima & Gamô (1970), and by these studies 25 species or subspecies in ten genera have been named.
In the present study the Nereidae occurring in Japanese coastal areas are recognized for 41 species, subspecies and variety in 13 genera; they include one new genus, four new species and one new subspecies. Two genera, Leonnates and Tambalagamia are added to the Japanese fauna.
Most of the descriptions are based on collections obtained from intertidal zones, along algal overgrown rocky shores or from among attaching organisms: Nereis surugaense comes from Suruga Bay, in 910 to 1430 m.
The author is indebted to the staffs of the Marine Laboratories of Universities for their valuable contributions to the author's collection, and to other persons who gave some specimens. All specimens were collected by the author unless otherwise stated, under Material examined. The author wishes to thank Dr. Olga Hartman of the Allan Hancock Foundation of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California for reading the manuscript.
Holotype and paratype specimens are deposited in the National Science Museum, Tokyo.
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Ceratonereis japonica Imajima, 1972 (original description)
Ceratonereis moorei Imajima, 1972 represented as Ceratonereis (Composetia) moorei (Imajima, 1972) (original description)
Cheilonereis cyclurus (Harrington, 1897) (additional source)
Leonnates nipponicus Imajima, 1972 (original description)
Lycastopsis augeneri Okuda, 1937 accepted as Namanereis augeneri Okuda, 1937 (additional source)
Neanthes japonica (Izuka, 1908) accepted as Hediste japonica (Izuka, 1908) (additional source)
Nectoneanthes Imajima, 1972 (original description)
Nectoneanthes ijimai (Izuka, 1912) accepted as Nectoneanthes oxypoda (Marenzeller, 1879) (basis of record)
Nectoneanthes oxypoda (Marenzeller, 1879) (source of synonymy)
Nectoneanthes oxypoda (Marenzeller, 1879) (basis of record)
Nereis (Alitta) oxypoda Marenzeller, 1879 accepted as Nectoneanthes oxypoda (Marenzeller, 1879) (new combination reference)
Nereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868 accepted as Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) (source of synonymy)
Nereis caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) accepted as Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) (additional source)
Nereis ijimai Izuka, 1912 accepted as Nectoneanthes oxypoda (Marenzeller, 1879) (new combination reference)
Nereis multignatha Imajima & Hartman, 1964 (basis of record)
Nereis pelagica multignatha Imajima & Hartman, 1964 accepted as Nereis multignatha Imajima & Hartman, 1964 (source of synonymy)
Nereis pusilla Moore, 1903 accepted as Ceratonereis (Composetia) moorei (Imajima, 1972) (source of synonymy)
Nereis pusilla Müller in Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Nereimyra aphroditoides (O. Fabricius, 1780) (source of synonymy)
Nereis surugaense Imajima, 1972 (original description)
Nicon japonicus Imajima, 1972 (original description)
Perinereis linea (Treadwell, 1936) (source of synonymy)
Perinereis vancaurica tetradentata Imajima, 1972 (original description)
Spio caudatus Lamarck, 1818 accepted as Polydora cornuta Bosc, 1802 (additional source)
Spio caudatus sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827 accepted as Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) (status source)
Tambalagamia fauveli Pillai, 1961 (redescription)
Tylorrhynchus heterochaetus (Quatrefages, 1866) (additional source)
Nontype NSM, geounit Ariake Sea, identified as Tambalagamia fauveli Pillai, 1961
Nontype NSM, geounit Japan, identified as Tambalagamia fauveli Pillai, 1961
Paratype NSMT Pol P75, geounit Amami-Oshima Island, identified as Leonnates nipponicus Imajima, 1972
Holotype NSMT Pol. H 70, geounit Amami-Oshima Island, identified as Ceratonereis japonica Imajima, 1972
Holotype NSMT Pol. H 72, geounit Ariake Sea, identified as Nicon japonicus Imajima, 1972
Holotype NSMT Pol. H 74, geounit Amami-Oshima Island, identified as Leonnates nipponicus Imajima, 1972
Holotype NSMT pol. H 78, geounit Tokyo, identified as Perinereis vancaurica tetradentata Imajima, 1972
Holotype NSMT Pol. H-076, geounit Suruga Bay, identified as Nereis surugaense Imajima, 1972
Paratype NSMT Pol. P 71, geounit Amami-Oshima Island, identified as Ceratonereis japonica Imajima, 1972
Paratype NSMT Pol. P.73, geounit Ariake Sea, identified as Nicon japonicus Imajima, 1972
Paratype NSMT Pol. P-077, geounit Suruga Bay, identified as Nereis surugaense Imajima, 1972
 Depth range

Intertidal.  [details]

 Depth range

63-75 fathoms (115-137 m). [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal.  [details]

 Depth range

910-1430 m.  [details]

 Depth range

10-30 m. [details]

 Depth range

Not stated, unknown. Probably intertidal to shallow water.  [details]

 Depth range

1.8-59 m. [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Kinberg (1865: 170): ''Papillae pharyngis ordinum 5, 6, 7, 8 desunt; appendices lobi ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Imajima (1972: 113): ''The body is long and attains to about 300 mm long. The prostomium is ... [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Amami-Oshima (Southern Japan).  [details]

 Distribution

NW Pacific Ocean: Japan (Suruga Bay; Sagami Bay); Kurile Islands.  [details]

 Distribution

North Pacific Ocean: Washington; Gulf of Alaska; off Vancouver Island and coast of California; southern Kuril ... [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Amami-Oshima (Southern Japan).  [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Oshoro Bay, Shirikishinai, Hokkaido Island, Japan; Aniwa Bay, south Sakhalin; Peter the Great Bay; ... [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Japan; South Sakhalin; Yellow Sea.  [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Japan (central to southern regions); Yellow Sea; Amoy; western Australia.  [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Suruga Bay (Japan).  [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Ariake Sea (East China Sea, Japan). [details]

 Distribution

NW Pacific Ocean: Sumida River, Tokyo (Japan); Taiwan. [details]

 Distribution

Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Lake (Sri Lanka). Andaman Sea (Thailand). South China Sea: Nha Trang Bay (Vietnam). ... [details]

 Distribution

Java; Japan; China.  [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The generic name Ceratonereis if composed by the New Latin prefix from Greek origin cerato-, meaning ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet japonica (masculine: japonicus) is a New Latin adjective meaning 'of or relating to Japan', ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet nipponicus is a Latin adjective meaning 'Nipponese' or 'from Nippon', and refers to the type ... [details]

 Etymology

The name Nectoneanthes seems to be composed by the prefix of Greek origin necto-, meaning 'swimming', followed by ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet suruganese refers to the type locality of the species, Suruga Bay (Japan).  [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet japonicus (feminine: japonica) is a New Latin adjective meaning 'of or relating to Japan', and ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The subspecific epithet tetradentata (masculine: tetradentatus) is a New latin adjective meaning ... [details]

 Habitat

Sandy bottom of intertidal zone.  [details]

 Habitat

From corals, at intertidal to shallow depths.  [details]

 Habitat

Brackish and euryhaline areas, in tidelands and sandy mud. Epitokous found in the water column, at salinities of ... [details]

 Habitat

Not stated. Occurs at bathyal depths.  [details]

 Habitat

Type of sediment not stated, probably soft sediments, at subtidal depths.  [details]

 Habitat

Not stated, unknown. Probably in intertidal mud or sand, in marine and brackish waters.  [details]

 Habitat

At type locality found in ramifying burrows in fine black mud which collects between the halves of dead windowpane ... [details]

 Homonymy

Ceratonereis moorei Imajima, 1972 is a new name for Nereis pusilla Moore, 1903, preoccupied by O.F. Müller, 1776.  [details]

 Homonymy

Nereis pusilla Moore, 1903 is a junior primary homonym of Nereis pusilla O.F. Müller, 1776, and was replaced by ... [details]

 Nomenclature

Spio caudatus Lamarck, 1818 may appear to be simply the senior homonym to "Spio caudatus Delle Chiaje, 1827", a ... [details]

 Nomenclature

Usually treated as a junior homonym, arising from a long standing treatment as the original name of a nereidid (eg ... [details]

 Synonymy

Imajima placed the Taiwan record of Perinereis linea by Wu (1967) into his new subspecies, but still apparently ... [details]

 Type locality

Koniya, Amami-Oshima, Southern Japan, Pacific Ocean (gazetter estimate 28.144º, 129.311º), intertidal zone, from ... [details]

 Type locality

Koniya, Amami-Oshima, Southern Japan (gazetter estimate 28.144º, 129.311º), intertidal, from corals.  [details]

 Type locality

Suruga Bay, Honshu Island, Japan, Pacific Ocean (34º59.3'N, 138º38.3'E), 1430 m.  [details]

 Type locality

Ariake Sea, Kyushu, East China Sea, Japan (gazetteer estimate 33.02º, 130.28º), 10-30 m.  [details]

 Type locality

Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan, possibly fresh or brackish water?  [details]