Polychaeta note details

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See etymology remarks for Vermilia polytrema. Vermilia is feminine, Spirobranchus is masculine. Trema by itself is a neuter Greek noun, and there is some uncertainty that 'polytremus' would be the correct masculine form as an adjective. As S. polytrema is so widely used, it seems best at the moment not to force a mandatory gender suffix change in WoRMS to 'polytremus' for apparent agreement with the masculine genus, until/unless adopted in print
Philippi, A. (1844). Einige Bemerkungen über die Gattung Serpula, nebst Aufzählung der von mir im Mittelmeer mit dem Thier beobachteten Arten. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin.</em> 10(1): 186-198, plate 6. available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13704089 
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