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Knight-Jones, P. (1972). New species and a new subgenus of Spirorbinae (Serpulidae: Polychaeta) from Kenya. J. Zool. Lond. 166: 1-18.
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Knight-Jones, P.
1972
New species and a new subgenus of Spirorbinae (Serpulidae: Polychaeta) from Kenya
J. Zool. Lond.
166: 1-18
Publication
Four species were collected, all attached to marine angiosperms, Pileolaria daijonesi sp.n. being the most abundant. The other three have the collar folds fused dorsally, as is characteristic of Dexiospira (=Neodexiospira Pillai), which is here regarded as a subgenus of Janua. Janua (Dexiospira) formosa (Bush) and Janua (Dexiospira) steueri Sterzinger are distinguished clearly from one another for the first time and shown to be widely distributed in warm seas. Janua (Fauveldora) kayi subgen. et sp.n. is a very closely related sinistral form, which extends to the Persian Gulf and Ceylon. Reviewing serpulids, it seems that the primitive position of the operculum in Serpulinae and Spirorbinae was sinistral. The most recent changes involving this character, however, have been situs inversus back-mutations, from stocks which are dextral and presumably more labile.
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 Distribution

Also occurs in Kuwait and Ceylon (Knight-Jones, 1972 <303>). [details]

 Remark

Treated as a subgenus of Janua by Knight-Jones (1972 <303>). [details]

 Remark

Placed in subgenus Dexiospira by Knight-Jones, which is a valid genus according to more recent authors. [details]

 Remark

Subgenus Fauveldora Knight-Jones, 1972 [details]

 Remark

Placed in subgenus Dexiospira by Knight-Jones, which is a valid genus according to more recent authors. [details]

 Remark

Placed in family Spirorbidae in Vine , subfamily Spirorbinae in <198>. According to Fauchald, 1977<246> this genus is ... [details]

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