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Nereididae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Glasby, Christopher J. (2015). Nereididae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa,4019(1):207-239.

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Title Nereididae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) of Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Author Glasby, Christopher J.
Journal Name Zootaxa
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 4019
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1175-5326   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84941338172
Start Page 207
End Page 239
Total Pages 33
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher Magnolia Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Nereididae is one of the most ubiquitous of polychaete families, yet knowledge of their diversity in the northern Great Barrier Reef is poor; few species have been previously reported from any of the atolls or islands including Lizard Island. In this study, the diversity of the family from Lizard Island and surrounding reefs is documented based on museum collections derived from surveys conducted mostly over the last seven years. The Lizard Island nereidid fauna was found to be represented by 14 genera and 38 species/species groups, including 11 putative new species. Twelve species are newly reported from Lizard Island; four of these are also first records for Australia. For each genus and species, diagnoses and/or taxonomic remarks are provided in addition to notes on their habitat on Lizard Island, and general distribution; the existence of tissue samples tied to vouchered museum specimens is indicated. Fluorescence photography is used to help distinguish closely similar species of Nereis and Platynereis. A key is provided to facilitate identification and encourage further taxonomic, molecular and ecological studies on the group.
Keywords Annelida
Polychaeta
polychaete
ragworm
paddleworm
taxonomy
biodiversity
key
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4019.1.11   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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