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Banse, Karl. (1977). Gymnonereidinae new subfamily: the Nereididae (Polychaeta) with bifid parapodial neurocirri. Journal of Natural History. 11(6): 609-628.
10.1080/00222937700770541 [view]
Banse, Karl
Gymnonereidinae new subfamily: the Nereididae (Polychaeta) with bifid parapodial neurocirri
Journal of Natural History
11(6): 609-628
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
First use of the name 'Nereididae' in combination with a description of the family
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Among the Nereididae without (hardened chitinous?) paragnaths, the genera with bifid parapodial neurocirri have in common also a pronounced inequality between the anterior and medio-posterior body regions in the number of setae per parapodium; this leads to a peculiar habitus of most of these forms. A new subfamily, Gymnoneredinae, is proposed for the previously recognized genera Ceratocephale Malmgren, Gymnonereis Horst, and Tambalagamia Pillai; Micronereides Day has also been included. Two new species, Ceratocephale hartmanae and C. oculata, are described, and additions to the descriptions of eight of the previously known nine other members of the family made, primarily based on a study of type material. New species combinations are proposed, and generic diagnoses amended.
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Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.61, geounit Algoa Bay, identified as Nereis (Neanthes) agulhana Day, 1963

Emended diagnosis by Banse (1977: 624): ''Gymnonereidinae with papillae on oral ring of proboscis. Jaws with teeth. ... [details]


From Pillai (1961: 2):
"Dorsal cirri of the anterior region and ventral cirri throughout the body double. Prostomium ... [details]


Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Lake (Sri Lanka). Andaman Sea (Thailand). South China Sea: Nha Trang Bay (Vietnam). ... [details]


''The only existing specimen seems to be mature because of a few aggregations which occur in median parapodia and ... [details]


Ceratocephala is incorrect. The original spelling was Ceratocephale. Banse (1977) explains the details. [details]


The correct (original) spelling was 'Ceratocephale' but 'Ceratocephala' (qv entry) became widely used, because the ... [details]