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Knox, G.A.; Cameron, D.B. (1970). Polychaeta from the Snares Islands, New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Biological Sciences. 12(9): 73-85.
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Knox, G.A.; Cameron, D.B.
1970
Polychaeta from the Snares Islands, New Zealand
Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Biological Sciences
12(9): 73-85
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
Collections of polychaetes made on the Snares Islands in 1961, 1967 and 1968-69 by members of the University of Canterbury Snares Islands Expeditions are reported on. All specimens were collected intertidally or from the shallow sub-littoral, and represent the first polychaetes recorded from the group.
Twenty species are recorded including three new species, Notophycus minutus, Nudisyllis tinihekea and Marphysa unibranchiata. Two new genera, Nudisyllis and Notophycus have been established, the latter being the sole genus in a new family, the Notophycidae. A further five species are recorded for the first time from the New Zealand region.
New Zealand
Pacific, South West
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype CMNZ, locality Snares Islands, identified as Nudisyllis tinihekea Knox & Cameron, 1970
Paratype CMNZ, locality Snares Islands, identified as Nudisyllis tinihekea Knox & Cameron, 1970
Holotype CMNZ AQ 3466, locality Snares Islands, identified as Notophycus minutus Knox & Cameron, 1970
Paratype CMNZ AQ 3466, locality Snares Islands, identified as Notophycus minutus Knox & Cameron, 1970
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Depth range

Lower eulittoral (intertidal).  [details]

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Lower eulittoral (intertidal) to 2 m depth. [details]

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Upper sublittoral.  [details]

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Original diagnosis by Knox & Cameron (1970: 75): "With the characters of the family [Notophycidae]." The diagnosis ... [details]

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Original diagnosis by Knox & Cameron (1970: 77): "Body short, up to 35 segments; first segment partially fused to ... [details]

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New Zealand (Snares Islands); Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).  [details]

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South Pacific Ocean: Boat Harbour, Snares Islands (New Zealand).  [details]

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South Pacific Ocean: Boat Harbour, Snares Islands (New Zealand). [details]

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Not stated, uncertain. The name Notophycus is composed by the combining form of Greek origin noto-, maybe from the ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet minutus is a Latin adjective meaning 'small' or 'little', and presumably makes ... [details]

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The name of the genus is formed by the Latin prefix nudus, meaning 'naked' or 'bare', and the name of the type ... [details]

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The specific epithet tinihekea refers to the Maori name for the Snares Islands, Tiniheke.  [details]

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Amongst algae, upper sublittoral.  [details]

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Red algal washings from the Durvillea zone (lower eulittoral).  [details]

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Red algal washings from the Durvillea zone (lower eulittoral). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Type locality

Boat Harbour, Snares Islands, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate -48.023º, 166.609º), from red ... [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Type locality

New Zealand, Snares Islands, Boat Harbour (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be ... [details]