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Polychaeta source details

Knox, George A. (1951). The polychaetous annelids of Banks Peninsula. Part I. Nereidae. Records of the Canterbury Museum. 5(5): 213-229.
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Knox, George A.
1951
The polychaetous annelids of Banks Peninsula. Part I. Nereidae
Records of the Canterbury Museum
5(5): 213-229
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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Introduction begins: "This paper is the first of a series dealing with the polychaetous annelids of Bank's Peninsula. The material studied includes collections made by the writer at various localities round Bank's Peninsula and by the staff of the Zoology Department, Canterbury University College; as well as a large number of specimens from the Collection of the Canterbury Museum. Ten species are recorded including a new and interesting species of the genus Nicon Kinberg from the Heathcote Estuary. This is the first record of this genus from New Zealand. Of the ten species five have previously been recorded from Akaroa by Augener in his report on the Polychaeta collected by the Mortensen Pacific Expedition. The number of species of the family Nereidae recorded from New Zealand is twenty."
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Holotype CMNZ, geounit Heathcote and Avon Estuary, identified as Nicon aestuariensis Knox, 1951
Nontype USNM 43475, geounit Heathcote and Avon Estuary, identified as Nicon aestuariensis Knox, 1951
 Depth range

Intertidal to shallow water, in estuaries. [details]

 Distribution

Pacific Ocean: New Zealand (estuaries). [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The specific epithet aestuariensis refers to the habitat of the species, living in estuaries and ... [details]

 Habitat

Burrowing in intertidal mud in estuaries, with salinity of water above sediment ranging between 0.0-27.0‰, and ... [details]

 Reproduction

Epitokous specimens collected in March, 1950, in the Heathcote Estuary (New Zealand): ''The eyes were much enlarged ... [details]

 Type locality

Near Heathcote Bridge, upper region of Heathcote Estuary, Banks Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand (gazetteer ... [details]