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Polychaeta source details

Ryan, Paddy A. (1980). Namalycastis vuwaensis n.sp. (Polychaeta: Nereidae) from the Nadrau Plateau, Fiji. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 7(4): 509-512.
10.1080/03014223.1980.11760682 [view]
Ryan, Paddy A.
<i>Namalycastis vuwaensis</i> n.sp. (Polychaeta: Nereidae) from the Nadrau Plateau, Fiji
New Zealand Journal of Zoology
7(4): 509-512
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
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This new species of subfamily Namanereinae is probably most closely related to N. tiriteae Winterbourn from the North Island of New Zealand, differing from it only in size, some parapodial characters, and the arrangement of peristomial cirri. N. vuwaensis was found in patches of sand and gravel in fairly still water in the lee of large stones in a fast-flowing reach of a montane stream. The presence of identifiable chaetae in the faeces suggests that oligochaetes may be its main food.
Fiji Islands
Pacific Ocean
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2013-01-12 18:30:12Z
2017-02-25 22:14:26Z

Holotype MONZ, geounit Fiji, identified as Namalycastis vuwaensis Ryan, 1980


700 m above sea level. [details]


Faecal material from the gut content with identifiable chaetae of Megascolecidae oligochaetes, indicating that they ... [details]


Pacific Ocean: Fiji. [details]


The specific epithet vuwaensis refers to the type locality of the species the Vuwa Falls (Wainisavulevu Creek, Viti ... [details]


In deposits of gravel and fine sand in areas of fairly still water behind boulders, in fast-flowing reaches of ... [details]

 Human impact

From Glasby (1999: 114): ''The Fijian specimens were all collected in 1979 (Ryan, 1980), prior to the completion of ... [details]


One specimen collected in July 1980 with eight large ova. [details]

 Type locality

Wainisavulevu Creek (tributary of Wainimala River), above Vuwa Falls, north of Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji, Pacific Ocean ... [details]

 Type material

From Glasby (1999: 113): ''The holotype of N. vuwaensis is according to Ryan (1980) deposited at the NMNZ ... [details]