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Rainer, Sebastian F. and Hutchings, Pat 1977. Nephtyidae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 31(8): 307-347.
Rainer, S. F.; Hutchings, P.
Nephtyidae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from Australia
Records of the Australian Museum
31(8): 307-347
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
The Australian Nephtyidae are represented by 13 species in four genera, Aglaophamus (4 species), Inermonephtys (1 sp.), Micronephthys (1 sp.) and Nephtys (7 spp.). Five new species are described, Aglaophamus gippslandicus n.sp., A. profundus n.sp., Nephtys inornata n.sp., N. mesobranchia n.sp., and N. semiverrucosa n.sp. Nephtys vikingensis Paxton, 1974 is synonymised with N. longipes Stimpson, 1856 and Micronephthys sphaerocirrata (Wesenberg-Lund, 1949) is recorded from Australia for the first time. Descriptions are provided for all species examined.
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Holotype AM AM-W8706, identified as Nephtys inornata Rainer & Hutchings, 1977

name derived from the absence of verrucae on the pharynx. [details]


Type material collected Botany Bay, Sydney was probably destroyed in a Chicago fire fide Pettibone (pers comm) in ... [details]


According to Rainer & Hutchings (1977) "Paxton agrees with Augener (1922) that N. longipes is indeterminable, but ... [details]


According to Rainer & Hutchings (1977) "Aglaophamus rubella, and particularly A. rubella anops Hartman, 1950, are ... [details]


Considered indeterminable by Augener (1922) and by Paxton (1974). Re-established by Rainer & Hutchings (1977). [details]

 Type locality

Gunnamata Bay, Port Hacking, NSW, Australia, 34.06546 deg S, 151.1447 E, 4.5m. [details]