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

475520  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:475520)

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Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomic remark Heronidrilus is a circumtropical genus with a...  
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]
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 2017-12-13

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original description  (ofChecked: 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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

taxonomy source Erséus, C.; Wang, H. (2003). Marine Tubificidae (Oligochaeta) of the Dampier area, Western Australia. In: F.E. Wells, D.J. Walker & D.S. Jones. The marine Flora and Fauna of Dampier, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 363-394., available online at http://benthos.ihb.ac.cn/Ers%C3%A9usWang03Dampier.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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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]