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Hartman, Olga. (1971). Abyssal polychaetous annelids from the Mozambique Basin off southeast Africa, with a compendium of abyssal polychaetous annelids from world-wide areas. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 28(10): 1407-1428.
10.1139/f71-219 [view]
Hartman, Olga
Abyssal polychaetous annelids from the Mozambique Basin off southeast Africa, with a compendium of abyssal polychaetous annelids from world-wide areas
Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
28(10): 1407-1428
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
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Twenty-six abyssal polychaetes are named from the Mozambique basin off southeast Africa. Three species and two genera are new: Progoniada simplex, Berkeleyia profunda, Bruunilla natalensis, and another in Sphaerodoridae to be described elsewhere. A new family Fauveliopsidae is erected, its species previously allied with Flabelligeridae. Three species are known from Indo-Pacific regions: Glycera papillosa, Ammotrypane brevibranchiata, Phalacrostemma elegans. One, Axionice spinifera, is antarctic; another, Scalibregma inflata, is cosmopolitan. Five generic categories are chiefly or wholly abyssal: Ilyphagus, Fauveliopsis, Flabelligella, Monorchos, Potamethus. Nine genera are cosmopolitan: Aphrodita, Euphrosine, Phyllochaetopterus, Chaetozone, Ammotrypane, Nicomache, Myriochele, Serpula. Unidentifiable species are in families Lacydonidae, Onuphidae, and Ampharetidae. A compendium names abyssal species from depths of 2000 m or more; included are nearly 500 species in 240 genera and 51 families.
Indian Ocean
Abyssal, Deep-Sea
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Berkeleyia Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Berkeleyia profunda Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Brada brevis Hartman, 1967 (source of synonymy)
Bruunilla Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Bruunilla natalensis Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Eusamytha sexdentata Hartman, 1967 accepted as Eusamythella sexdentata (Hartman, 1967) (source of synonymy)
Eusamythella Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Eusamythella sexdentata (Hartman, 1967) (additional source)
Fauveliopsidae Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Fauveliopsis brevipodus Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Progoniada simplex Hartman, 1971 (original description)
Mozambique Basin for Berkeleyia profunda Hartman, 1971 
Holotype AHF, geounit Mozambique Basin, identified as Berkeleyia profunda Hartman, 1971
 Depth range

4886-5089 m. [details]


Orbiniinae with pointed prostomium, abdominal branchiae and all thoracic setae crenulated capillaries. Twelve ... [details]


Original diagnosis by Hartman (1971: 1411): "The family is erected to include several flabelligerid-like genera ... [details]


Indian Ocean: Mozambique Basin. Known from the type locality, from a single specimen.  [details]


Abyssal species.  [details]


"It is a pleasure to name the genus for Dr Cyril Berkeley, who has had a long, distinguished career concerned with ... [details]


The specific epithet profunda is the feminine of the Latin adjective profundus, meaning 'deep' or 'profound', and ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

Although named after Cyril Berkeley, a male, Berkeleyia is feminine because its author treated it as feminine ... [details]


Abyssal plain, red-brown mud.  [details]


New name for Eusamytha Hartman, 1967, preoccupied. Brief mention in a listing of new name Eusamythella Hartman, ... [details]

 Type designation

Type designation by monotypy. Article 68.2.1 of ICZN (1999) states that the expressions "gen. n., sp. n.", "new ... [details]

 Type locality

Mozambique Basin, Indian Ocean (34°06-10'S, 41°14-15'E).  [details]