Westheide, Wilfried ; Nordheim, Henning von. (1985). Interstitial Dorvilleidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Europe Australia and New Zealand.
Westheide, Wilfried ; Nordheim, Henning von
Interstitial Dorvilleidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Europe Australia and New Zealand.
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
Four dorvilleid species new to science are described from intertidal and subtidal sandy sediments. For three of them new genera are erected: Coralliotrocha natans gen. et sp.n., Microdorvillea otagensis gen. et sp.n. and Pusillotrocha Åkessoni gen. et sp.n. One species represents the first record of the genus Pettiboneia from Australia, P. australiensis sp.n. Ophryotrocha minuta Levi, 1954 redescribed from Helgoland is transferred to a different genus, Arenotrocha gen.n. The present taxa belong to a morphological series of species with an increasing degree of neoteny in the family Dorvilleidae.
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Body size 2.5 Unit mm Type minimum Dimension length [Details] Body size 10 Unit mm Type maximum Dimension length [Details]
Authors: Arenotrocha is from 'Arena' = sand (Latin) and 'trochus' = encirclement, ciliary ring (Greek). As the ...
Coralliotrocha has the author etymology comments as follows: “Corallium” = coral (Latin); “trochus” = ...
Coralliotrocha natans is named for its swimming ability, 'natans' means swimming in Latin.
Not overtly stated. The authors do state the worms are small in the diagnosis. Largest individuals are only 1.25 mm.
Authors: “Pusillus” = small, tiny (Latin); “trochus” = encirclement, ciliary ring (Greek)."
named after Professor Doctor Bertil Akesson, Goteborg
feminine as indicated by the genus suffix and type species suffix.
Not stated but appears to be intended as feminine (trocha rather than trochus). As subsequent authors ...
Bonden Island, near Kristineberg, Skagerrak, Swedish West coast
Westheide and Nordheim report that Lévi informed them there was no type material kept.