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Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences). 4(1): 1-40.
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Pillai, T.G.
1961
Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon
Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences)
4(1): 1-40
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
[None. Introduction as follows:] Although the biology of the Windowpane Oyster (Placuna placenta) of Tambalagam Lake has received much attention in the past, very little is known of the other fauna of the lake. The present report deals with the polychaete worms collected during a survey of the oyster beds of the lake in November 1959. The collection contains twenty species, of which thirteen, including a nereid genus, are new to science and four are new to the fauna of Ceylon.
Indian Ocean
Indian Subcontinent
Brackish water
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.1, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Tambalagamia fauveli Pillai, 1961
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.11, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Scoloplos (Leodamas) gracilis Pillai, 1961
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.12, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Scoloplos (Leodamas) gracilis Pillai, 1961
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.13, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Laonice brevicristata Pillai, 1961
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.14-16, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Laonice brevicristata Pillai, 1961
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.17, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Ammotrypane grandis Pillai, 1961
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.18-21, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Ammotrypane grandis Pillai, 1961
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.22, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Heteromastides platyproctus Pillai, 1961
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.23, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Notomastus ceylonicus Pillai, 1961
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.24, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Heteromastus deductus Pillai, 1961
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.2-5, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Tambalagamia fauveli Pillai, 1961
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.26, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Loimia decora Pillai, 1961
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.27-28, locality Tambalagam Bay, identified as Loimia decora Pillai, 1961
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1.8-59 m. [details]

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1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m).  [details]

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1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

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1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m).  [details]

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1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

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1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

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1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

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1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

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From Pillai (1961: 2):
"Dorsal cirri of the anterior region and ventral cirri throughout the body double. Prostomium ... [details]

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

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Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

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Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). [details]

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Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka).  [details]

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Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka).  [details]

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Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka).  [details]

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Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

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Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). [details]

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Not stated but H. tambalagamensis is evidently named after its place of collection, Tambalagam Lake, a bay in ... [details]

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Not stated, but presumably Tambalagamia makes reference to the type locality of the genotype of the genus, ... [details]

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Not stated, but the species is named after the French zoologist and polychaetologist Dr. Pierre Louis André Fauvel ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet grandis is a Latin adjective meaning 'large', 'great' or 'tall', and presumably ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet brevicristata is composed by the Latin prefix brevi-, meaning 'short', and the ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet platyproctus is composed by the prefix of Greek origin platy-, meaning 'flat', and ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet gracilis is a Latin adjective meaning 'slender' or 'thin', and presumably refers ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet decora is the feminine of the Latin adjective decorus, meaning 'adorned', ... [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet ceylonicus refers to the type locality of the species, Ceylon (= Sri Lanka).  [details]

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Not stated. The specific epithet deductus in a Latin adjective meaning 'attenuated', 'slender' or 'fine', and ... [details]

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

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Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds.  [details]

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Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

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Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

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Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

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Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

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Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

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Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

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Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

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Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

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Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

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Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

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Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

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Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

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Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

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Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate 8.52º, 81.16º).  [details]