Hartman, Olga. (1976 [issue for 1974]). Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964 and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Journal of Marine Biological Association of India. 16(1): 191-252.
1976 [issue for 1974]
Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964 and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). This first part has the species descriptions, but begins with a list of the species included (not to be confused with the catalogue of Indian Ocean species in the 2nd part). According to Fournier & Petersen (1991) this article was not published until 1976. Olga Hartman's death (1974) is noted on the first page, so the final content was probably determined by someone else. Some background on the IIOE collections made on the IIOE (International Indian Ocean Expedition, 1963-1964) is given at the NHMLAC research & collections website http://research.nhm.org/mbc/collections/collection.html?code=iioe
The benthic polychaetous annelids collected from the Indian Ocean by scientists participating in the International Indian Ocean Expedition, 1963-64, are named; 244 specific categories are indicated and 116 species are considered new to the fauna of the area. Sixteen species are newly described; they are: Allmaniella nuchalis
Two species are newly named; they are: Cossura day and Drilonereis monroi. Two others are new combinations, they are: Anaitides sancti-josephi, previously Phyllodoce, and Peisidice dorsipapillata, previously Pholoe.
The following genera or groups are indicated as represented by unnamed species: Pionosyllis
Seven family names are newly added to the Fauna of India; they are:
PEISIDICIDAE, with genus Peisidice
SPINTHERIDAE, with genus Spinther
SPHAERODORIDAE, with genus Clavadorum
PARAONIDAE, with genera Aricidea and Paraonis
HETEROSPIONIDAE, with genus Heterospio
ACROCIRRIDAE, with genus Acroclrrus
COSSURIDAE, with genera Cossura and Cossurella.
Diversity and vertical zonation in benthic polychaetes are expressed in three kinds of samples: 1. those coming from the Arabian Sea in 24 unmeasured lots, from intertidal depths to 357 m; 2. eight measured samples coming from estuarine or near shore samples from coastal areas, processed through finer screens than used in other samples, and 3. species named from depths of 250 m or more, documented in the literature.
The catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids from India lists 883 species. The polychaete fauna of the Indian Ocean may thus be considered to represent the largest of known tropical faunas of this kind.
The Bibliography is intended to be complete for India, as an Appendix to the references cited by Fauvel, 1953, in Fauna of India.