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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus Erséus & Jamieson, 1981 
AphiaID: 475520

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClitellata (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOligochaeta (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaplotaxida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTubificina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNaididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhyacodrilinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus (Genus)
Status accepted
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Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhyacodrilinae Hrabe, 1963
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacquaridriloides Erséus & Jamieson, 1981 (synonym)
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original description (of Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacquaridriloides Erséus & Jamieson, 1981) Erseus, C.; Jamieson, B. G. M. (1981). Two New Genera of Marine Tubificidae (Oligochaeta) from Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Zoologica Scripta. 10(2): 105-110., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1981.tb00489.x [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus bihamis Erséus & Jamieson, 1981
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus clayi Erséus, 1993
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus fastigiatus Erséus & Jamieson, 1981
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus gravidus Erséus, 1990
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus heronae (Erséus & Jamieson, 1981)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeronidrilus hutchingsae Erséus, 1990
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomic remark Heronidrilus is a circumtropical genus with a majority of its species described from the Indo-Pacific region (Erséus and Jamieson, 1981; Erséus, 1984a, 1990b, 1992a, 1993, 1997a–c; Erséus and Davis, 1989). Heronidrilus gravidus, however, was described from the Caribbean area in the Atlantic Ocean (Erséus, 1990c), and a morphologically similar form, ”H. cf. gravidus”, was subsequently reported from Australia´s Northern Territory (Erséus, 1997b) While all other named species develop complete male genitalia, the members of the gravidus- complex have rudimentary male ducts and have been regarded as uniparental, possibly parthenogenetic worms. Erséus (1997b: 103) pointed out, however, that ”the genus may include more than one form that has evolved parthenogenesis”, i.e. the Caribbean and Australian individuals may not be conspecific or even monophyletic.  [details]
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2010-05-11 06:10:54Z  created  Timm, Tarmo
  
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  Citation: Timm, T. (2010). Heronidrilus Erséus & Jamieson, 1981. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=475520 on 2017-08-20
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