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Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos; Hutchings, Patricia A. (2007). New species of terebellid polychaetes (Polychaeta : Terebellidae) from Australia. Zootaxa. 1473: 1-24.
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Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos; Hutchings, Patricia A.
2007
New species of terebellid polychaetes (Polychaeta : Terebellidae) from Australia
Zootaxa
1473: 1-24
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
Four new species of terebellid polychaetes were found among unidentified or misidentified material deposited at the Australian Museum, Sydney while a study on the phylogenetic relationships among terebelliform polychaetes was being carried out. These new species are herein described and compared with the most similar congeners and, in cases of Amphitritides and Spinosphaera, comparative tables for all known species of these genera are provided. Amphitritides carawa sp. nov., is characterized by having 19-22 pairs of notopodia and nephridial papillae on segments 3 and 6-19, inserted anteriorly at base of notopodia and vertically aligned with them. Spinosphaera barega sp. nov., is characterized by having eyespots arranged in a circular patch on the lateral areas of the prostomium, 23 pairs of notopodia, characteristic "spinosphaera chaeta" present from segment 10-11 and nephridial papillae absent or not visible. Decathelepus wambira sp. nov., is distinguished from D. ocellatus, the only other known species of the genus, by lacking a tongue-like process originating from the distal part of the prostomium and by the morphology of notochaetae. Streblosoma bingarra sp. nov., is distinguished from other species of the genus by the presence of a large lower lip, arrangement of branchial filaments and the ventral surface on anterior body being tessellated and highly glandular.
Australia
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Paratype AM W22544, geounit Abrolhos Archipelago, Brazil, identified as Spinosphaera barega Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Holotype AM W30721, geounit Moreton Bay, identified as Streblosoma bingarra Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Holotype AM W30724, geounit New South Wales, identified as Amphitritides carawa Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Paratype AM W30725, geounit New South Wales, identified as Amphitritides carawa Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Holotype AM W30726, geounit Abrolhos Archipelago, Brazil, identified as Spinosphaera barega Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Paratype AM W30727, geounit New South Wales, identified as Amphitritides carawa Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Paratype AM W8741, geounit New South Wales, identified as Decathelepus wambira Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Holotype AM W8742, geounit New South Wales, identified as Decathelepus wambira Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
 Depth range

Intertidal, at low tide. [details]

 Diagnosis

Branchiae on segments 2–3; eyespots present or absent; lateral lappets absent; ventral shields from segment 2; ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Emended diagnosis by Nogueira & Hutchings (2007: 12): ''Prostomium at base of upper lip, basal part relatively ... [details]

 Distribution

Australia: New South Wales (Tasman Sea). [details]

 Distribution

Australia: New South Wales (Tasman Sea). [details]

 Distribution

Australia: Western Australia (Wallabi Group, Abrolhos Islands). [details]

 Distribution

Australia: Queensland (Moreton Bay). [details]

 Etymology

The name “carawa” is an Aboriginal word for creek. [details]

 Etymology

The name “wambira” is an Aboriginal word for the coast (Endacott 1973) and refers to the open coast locality ... [details]

 Etymology

The name “barega” refers to an aboriginal word for wind. Houtman Abrolhos is noted for the strong winds which ... [details]

 Etymology

The name “bingarra” refers to an aboriginal word for tree bark in describing the tessellated ventrum of this ... [details]

 Habitat

Under boulders at low water mark. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal, type of substrate not specified. [details]

 Habitat

Dead coral substrate and scallop beds with shell debris, at shallow to shelf depths. [details]

 Habitat

Sand/mud flat at low tide. [details]

 Taxonomy

According to Nogueira & Hutchings (2003) Spinosphaera carrerai probably does not belong to this genus, as it lacks ... [details]

 Taxonomy

According to Nogueira & Hutchings (2003) Spinosphaera hutchingsae probably does not belong to this genus, as it ... [details]

 Taxonomy

According to Nogueira & Hutchings (2003) Spinosphaera oculata probably does not belong to this genus, as it lacks ... [details]

 Type locality

Cowan Creek, New South Wales, Australia (33°39'S, 151°10'E), under boulders at low water mark. [details]

 Type locality

Belmont Beach, New South Wales, Australia, -33.0433 151.6822, low tide. [details]

 Type locality

Long Island, Wallabi Group, Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, -28.4717, 113.7717, 8 m [details]

 Type locality

South of Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia -27.53167, 153.4117, low tide. [details]