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Day, John H. (1975). On a collection of Polychaeta from intertidal and shallow reefs near Perth, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum. 3(3): 167-208.
Day, John H.
On a collection of Polychaeta from intertidal and shallow reefs near Perth, Western Australia
Records of the Western Australian Museum
3(3): 167-208
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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None. Begins: "In March 1972, Mr L.M. Joll of the Western Australian Museum at Perth sent me 64 samples of Polychaeta. Most of them were collected around Rottnest Island, but a few were from Cape Naturaliste further south and one came from the Cocos Islands in the tropical Indian Ocean. The specimens were collected on rocks or seaweeds at low tide or a few metres below so that the epifauna of such habitats is well represented but the infauna of soft substrata is missing. The whole collection included 40 species of which three, namely Lepidonotus (Thormora) jolli, Lepidonotus brunneus and Phyllodoce (Anaitides) australis, are new. The genus Lepidonotus was represented by eight species. In order to identify them it was necessary to check the characters of all the 23 species which have been recorded from Australia in 18 publications. As an aid to future workers a table of their diagnostic characters and a summary of locality records has been provided. An attempt has also been made to add to the incomplete accounts of other species described by early workers. Most of the species recorded here are Australian endemics. While others are tropical or cosmopolitan and one, namely Idanthyrsus armatus is subantarctic. The collection is thus a fairly good representation of a subtropical fauna in the overlap between the Damperian and Flindersian faunistic provinces."
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