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Erséus, C. (1984). The marine Tubificidae (Oligochaeta) of Hong Kong and Southern China. Asian Marine Biology. 1: 135-175.
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Erséus, C.
1984
The marine Tubificidae (Oligochaeta) of Hong Kong and Southern China
Asian Marine Biology
1: 135-175
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Twenty-one estuarine and marine species of Tubificidae are reported from Hong Kong and the New Territories of Hong Kong. Taxonomic remarks and illustrations are provided for all species. Fourteen species that are new to science are described. Doliodrilus gen.n. (subfamily Limnodriloidinae) is established for the littoral, brackish-water species D. tener sp.n. Other new species are: Rhyacodrilus lutulentus, Bathydrilus edwardsi, Phallodrilus vanus, P. darvelli, Aktedrilus sinensis, A. mortoni, Bacescuella pilicrepus, Duridrius piger, Marcusaedrilus vesiculatus, Limnodriloides tenuiculus, L. toloensis, L. pictoni and L. fuscus. The ecology and distribution of the various species are briefly and preliminarily discussed. Some of the species found are identical, or very closely related, to forms known from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It is therefore concluded that the marine Tubificidae of southern China largely comprise elements of the tropical and subtropical fauna of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Aktedrilus mortoni Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Aktedrilus sinensis Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Bacescuella pilicrepus Erséus, 1984 accepted as Aktedrilus parvithecatus (Erséus, 1978) (original description)
Bathydrilus edwardsi Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Doliodrilus Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Doliodrilus tener Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Duridrilus Erséus, 1983 (additional source)
Duridrilus piger Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Heronidrilus bihamis Erséus & Jamieson, 1981 (additional source)
Heterodrilus keenani Erséus, 1981 (additional source)
Limnodriloides agnes Hrabĕ, 1967 (additional source)
Limnodriloides fuscus Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Limnodriloides pictoni Erséus, 1984 accepted as Tectidrilus pictoni (Erséus, 1984) (original description)
Limnodriloides tenuiculus Erséus, 1984 accepted as Smithsonidrilus tenuiculus (Erséus, 1984) (original description)
Limnodriloides toloensis Erséus, 1984 (original description)
Limnodriloides uniampullatus Erséus, 1982 (additional source)
Marcusaedrilus tuber Erséus, 1983 accepted as Smithsonidrilus tuber (Erséus, 1983) (additional source)
Marcusaedrilus vesiculatus Erséus, 1984 accepted as Smithsonidrilus vesiculatus (Erséus, 1984) (original description)
Monopylephorus parvus Ditlevsen, 1904 (additional source)
Phallodrilus darvelli Erséus, 1984 accepted as Pacifidrilus darvelli (Erséus, 1984) (original description)
Phallodrilus vanus Erséus, 1984 accepted as Pacifidrilus vanus (Erséus, 1984) (original description)
Rhyacodrilus lutulentus Erséus, 1984 accepted as Ainudrilus lutulentus (Erséus, 1984) (original description)
Thalassodrilides gurwitschi (Hrabĕ, 1971) (additional source)
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:1, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Aktedrilus mortoni Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:12-13, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Bathydrilus edwardsi Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:14, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Doliodrilus tener Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:17, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Duridrilus piger Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:25, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Limnodriloides fuscus Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:29, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Limnodriloides pictoni Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:32, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Limnodriloides tenuiculus Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:34, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Limnodriloides toloensis Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:43, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Marcusaedrilus vesiculatus Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:49, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Phallodrilus darvelli Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:5, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Aktedrilus sinensis Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:51, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Phallodrilus vanus Erséus, 1984
Holotype BMNH 1983:67:55, geounit Hong Kong, identified as Rhyacodrilus lutulentus Erséus, 1984
 Depth range

Various kinds of subtidal sand, depth 3-13 m. [details]

 Depth range

Subtidal, somewhat sandy silt and clay, depth 10-14 m. [details]

 Depth range

Subtidal sands, depth 0.2-6 m. [details]

 Depth range

Various kinds of subtidal, largely calcareous sands, depth 4-10 m. [details]

 Depth range

Various kinds of subtidal sands, depth 3-15 m [details]

 Depth range

Subtidal, somewhat sandy silt and clay, depth 10-14 m. [details]

 Depth range

Various kinds of subtidal sand, generally with a large amount of silt and clay, depth 3-15 m [details]

 Depth range

Various kinds of subtidal sand, depth 0.5- 12 m [details]

 Depth range

Subtidal shell sands, depth 3-9 m. [details]

 Depth range

Various kinds of subtidal sand, depth 5-10 m. [details]

 Depth range

Various kinds of subtidal sands, all wholly or partly consisting of calcareous particles, depth 4-10 m. [details]

 Distribution

Southern China [details]

 Distribution

Southern China [details]

 Distribution

Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and southern China [details]

 Distribution

Southern China [details]

 Distribution

Southern China [details]

 Distribution

Southern China [details]

 Distribution

Great Barrier Reef (Australia), and southern China [details]

 Distribution

Great Barrier Reef (Australia), and southern China [details]

 Distribution

Southern China [details]

 Distribution

Southern China [details]

 Distribution

Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Florida, Panama, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba, and southern China [details]

 Ecology

Intertidal coarse sand. Aktedrilus mortoni, which also appears to be interstitial. coexists with A. sinensis at the ... [details]

 Ecology

Intertidal coarse sand. The species is clearly interstitial. [details]

 Ecology

Sand in upper intertidal, low salinity beach probably influenced greatly by fresh water. [details]

 Ecology

Intertidal soft mud and muddy sand, estuarine. [details]

 Ecology

Subtidal, more or less brackish water, generally muddy bottoms. [details]

 Etymology

Aktedrilus morroiti is named for Prof. Brian Morton (University of Hong Kong), who invited me to Hong Kong and ... [details]

 Etymology

The name sinensis refers to the geographical origin of the material. [details]

 Etymology

This species is named for Mr. John Edwards (now in the U.K.), former resident of Hong Kong, who assisted most ... [details]

 Etymology

Doliodrilus means "worm" (‘drilus’ Greek) with a "barrel" (‘dolium' Latin), here referring to the ... [details]

 Etymology

The name tener‘ is Latin for “tender, sensitive". All specimens from Station 17 were moribund or dead when they ... [details]

 Etymology

The sluggish behaviour of this species has caused me to name it piger (Latin for “sluggish, inactive") [details]

 Etymology

The name of this species, fuscus (Latin for “brown“), refers to the colour of the live worms [details]

 Etymology

This species is named for Mr. Bernard Picton (Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland) who very kindly collected several ... [details]

 Etymology

This species is a small and unusually thin member of Limnodriloides; hence the name tenuiculus (Latin for “very ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after Tolo Channel, where it was found at several sites. [details]

 Etymology

This species is provided with a “vesicle”, i.e. the hollow, ental part of the atrium; hence the name vesiculatus. [details]

 Etymology

This species is named for Dr. Brian Darvell (University of Hong Kong), principal leader of the diving teams ... [details]

 Etymology

Most of the specimens studied do not have ingested particles in their guts, and yet the intestine has a very ... [details]

 Etymology

The name lutulentus (Latin for “muddy, dirty") refers to the fact that the species was found in an organically ... [details]