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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.
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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
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Association

The species was found in mud tubes within the subtidal sponge Callyspongia cf. ramosa[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Diagnosis

A small gonochoristic species that inhabits mud tubes within a sponge. Prostomium is rounded, caruncle extends to ... [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Diagnosis

Diagnosis by Paterson & Gibson (2003: 734): ''Prostomium is entire on anterior margin, extending posteriorly as a ... [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Distribution

New Zealand, known only from Northern North Island [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Etymology

The specific epithet vestalis refers to the Roman deity Vesta, goddess of home and hearth, in reference to the ... [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Habitat

According to Paterson & Gibson (2003: 739), ''Although A. abranchiata is described as being collected from a ... [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Habitat

In mud tubes within the subtidal sponge Callyspongia cf. ramosa.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Reproduction

The species exhibits sexual and asexual reproduction. Low numbers of sexually mature specimens and egg strings were ... [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Type locality

Kawau Bay, off Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf, Northland, New Zealand (36º24'S, 174º49'E), 10 m, in mud tubes within ... [details]