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Taxonomy of reproductive Nereididae (Annelida) in multispecies swarms at Ambon Island, Indonesia

Pamungkas, Joko and Glasby, Christopher J. (2015). Taxonomy of reproductive Nereididae (Annelida) in multispecies swarms at Ambon Island, Indonesia. ZooKeys,2015(520).

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Title Taxonomy of reproductive Nereididae (Annelida) in multispecies swarms at Ambon Island, Indonesia
Author Pamungkas, Joko
Glasby, Christopher J.
Journal Name ZooKeys
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 2015
Issue Number 520
ISSN 1313-2970   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84941338946
Total Pages 25
Place of Publication Bulgaria
Publisher Pensoft Publishers
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Multispecies, or mass, spawning of different invertebrate species is well known for coral reef systems; however, incidences involving polychaetes are poorly documented. In this study we report on mass swarming, prior to spawning, of Nereididae at Ambon Island, Maluku, on three occasions: in 1866, inferred from an historical sample deposited in Naturalis, Leiden, and in March, 2009 and 2014, based on newly collected samples. The 2009 and 2014 events co-occurred with spawning of other polychaetes, known locally as wawo and including the widespread Indo-Pacific eunicid, Palola viridis (Gray in Stair). Ten species of reproductive Nereididae are described, including Composetia marmorata (Horst) new combination, formerly Ceratonereis marmorata; epitokous modifications are described for both sexes of each species including taxonomically important features such as body colour and number of pre-natatory chaetigers. Three distinct types of natatory region morphologies are recognized, which appear to characterise groups of genera. The ten new records brings to 13 the total number of nereidid species known to undergo mass swarming at Ambon Island; a key to the 13 species is provided. Species composition varies slightly between the three time periods: four species were common between all three periods, five species were in common between 1866 and 2014, and four species were in common between 1995 and 2009/14. Two species of Neanthes and one of Nereis are identified as potentially new and will be described in subsequent papers.
Keywords Systematics
New Species
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