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Paterson, I.G.; Gibson, G.D. (2003). A new species of Amphipolydora (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 37(4): 733-740.
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10.1080/00288330.2003.9517203 [view]
Paterson, I.G.; Gibson, G.D.
2003
A new species of Amphipolydora (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from New Zealand
New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
37(4): 733-740
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
The species, Amphipolydora vestalis sp. nov. is described from northern New Zealand. A. vestalis is the second species described for the genus. A. vestalis is a sponge borer, inhabiting blind‐ending mud tubes within the sponge, Callyspongia cf. ramosa. Numerous individuals (tens to hundreds) were found in all C. cf. ramosa specimens examined, along with low numbers of the sponge borer Boccardia androgyna. Sexually reproductive individuals and egg strings containing embryos and nurse eggs (i.e., adelphophagy) were found concurrent with asexual individuals that reproduced by architomy.
New Zealand
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipolydora Blake, 1983 (emendation (re-diagnosis of genus))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipolydora abranchiata (Hartman, 1953) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipolydora vestalis Paterson & Gibson, 2003 (original description)
Paratype MONZ W.1521, locality Hauraki Gulf, identified as Amphipolydora vestalis Paterson & Gibson, 2003
Holotype MONZ W.1522, locality Hauraki Gulf, identified as Amphipolydora vestalis Paterson & Gibson, 2003