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Pettibone, Marian H. (1966). Revision of the Pilargidae (Annelida: Polychaeta), including descriptions of new species, and redescription of the pelagic Podarmus ploa Chamberlain (Polynoidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 118(3525): 155-207.
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Pettibone, Marian H.
1966
Revision of the Pilargidae (Annelida: Polychaeta), including descriptions of new species, and redescription of the pelagic <i>Podarmus ploa</i> Chamberlain (Polynoidae)
Proceedings of the United States National Museum
118(3525): 155-207
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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[Introduction] In studying some polychaete material from the Chesapeake Bay, collected by Dr. Marvin Wass of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 5 species of pilargids were found, including 3 new species and a species that appeared to be one of the questionable species of Webster, 1879, from Virginia. This prompted a review of the family. The Pilargidae was monographed by Hartman in 1947, including descriptions of 5 species, references to 21 species in all, and keys to the species of Pilargis, Ancistrosyllis, and Loandalia. Seven additional species and 3 genera were listed by Hartman in 1959 and 10 species and 1 genus have been added since 1959, bringing to 38 the number of species included up to the present time in this family. Ancistrosyllis longicirrata Berkeley and Berkeley, 1961, was placed by the authors in the Pilargidae but an examination of the holotype, sent on loan through the kindness of Cyril Berkeley, shows that it should be referred to Podarmus Chamberlin in the Polynoidae; it is redescribed in this paper.
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 Depth range

22-1320 m. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to 9 meters. [details]

 Depth range

Subtidal to 75 m.  [details]

 Depth range

22-976 m. [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: Southern California. [details]

 Distribution

USA coast of Gulf of Mexico, from Alligator Harbor (Florida) to Port Aransas (Texas).  [details]

 Editor's comment

No further work appears to have been done on the poorly known Podarmus pelagic polynoids since the article of ... [details]

 Etymology

According to Chamberlin the genus name Podarmus is derived from the Greek words meaning foot and peg, referring to ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

Masculine. Pettibone (1966: 199) states that Podarmus is masculine. [details]

 Habitat

Silty and sandy sediments, from shallow shelf depths to deep basins. [details]

 Habitat

Sandy-silt and mud, intertidal to shallow water, in coastal lagoons and shelf.  [details]

 Habitat

Originally found in a fragment of loosely compacted sandstone. In medium-fine to fine-very fine sand, silty sand, ... [details]

 Habitat

Silty and sandy sediments, from shallow shelf depths to deep basins. [details]

 Spelling

As noted under P. berkeleyi, Pettibone (1966:161) 'corrected' the epithet spelling to 'berkeleyae' as the species ... [details]

 Spelling

Pettibone (1966:161) 'corrected' the epithet spelling to 'berkeleyae' as the species was named after Edith ... [details]

 Spelling

A data-entry error in WoRMS previously recorded the species name as 'atlantica', but the correct name of Monro was ... [details]

 Synonymy

Pettibone refers Ancistrosyllis longicirrata Berkeley & Berkeley, 1961 to synonymy under Podarmus ploa. They are ... [details]

 Synonymy

Pettibone refers Podarmus atlanticus of Monro to synonymy under Podarmus ploa. Previously Monro had said the two ... [details]

 Taxonomy

Moved to genus Sigambra by Pettibone (1966), later synonymised with Sigambra tentaculata (Treadwell, 1941) by Tamai ... [details]

 Taxonomy

Moved to different genus. [details]

 Type material

Type material was not found in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USNM), where most of Webster's polychaete ... [details]

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