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Day, John Hemsworth. (1961). The Polychaet [sic] Fauna of South Africa. Part 6. Sedentary species dredged off Cape coasts with a few new records from the shore. Journal of the Linnean Society of London. 44(299): 463-560.
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10.1111/j.1096-3642.1961.tb01623.x [view]
Day, John Hemsworth
1961
The Polychaet [sic] Fauna of South Africa. Part 6. Sedentary species dredged off Cape coasts with a few new records from the shore
Journal of the Linnean Society of London
44(299): 463-560
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). In this series for reasons unknown Day uses the spelling 'Polychaet' in the titles
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[None. Introduction starts as:]
While part 5 (Day, 1960) described the errant species obtained by dredging and diving around the Cape coasts, the present paper deals with the sedentary species. However more dredging has been done since part 5 went to press so that the list of stations is even longer. At the same time it is convenient to include a few new records for South Africa made by shore collecting.
This series started in 1951 (Day, 1951) is now nearing its end. It has dealt with the Polychaeta collected on shores and estuaries of Moçambique, Natal and the Cape and now the shelf fauna obtained by dredging off the Cape down to about 200 metres has been described. There remains the shelf fauna off the Natal coasts, but Natal is a long way from our base in Cape Town and it will be some time before sufficient material has been accumulated to make a publication worth while. In the meantime a monograph with brief descriptions and keys to all the species known from South Africa has been drafted and revised several times as new species appear and old ones become better known. For this reason no keys will be included in this paper.
Southern Africa
Systematics, Taxonomy
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 Authority

Day writes "I have therefore not named my specimens as a new species but as a variety of P. malmgreni", thus this ... [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to shallow subtidal (11.5 m). [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to 64 m. One record from a possible depth of 110m (Day, 1961). [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal (Bay of Bengal) to 86 m (Agulhas Bank).  [details]

 Distribution

South Africa (Indian Ocean): Knysna Estuary (Western Cape) and Haga Haga (Eastern Cape). [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic and Indian shores of South Africa. [details]

 Distribution

Indian Ocean: Agulhas Bank (South Africa); Bay of Bengal (Andhra Pradesh, India). [details]

 Etymology

Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet pseudonatrix is composed by the Latin prefix pseudo-, ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The specific epithet dubia (masculine: dubius) is a Latin adjective meaning 'dubious', 'doubtful' or ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet capensis refers presumably to the Cape Province (South ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

Feminine. Not stated by Day, but the name Vermilia, from which Neovermilia is derived, is undoubtedly feminine [details]

 Habitat

Rocks, and associated with shells of cultured Haliotis midae Linnaeus, 1758 and wild Saccostrea cuccullata (Born, ... [details]

 Habitat

Different mixtures of sand, shells, stones and rocks, from the intertidal to shelf depths. [details]

 Habitat

Sand at shelf depths (Agulhas Bank), and intertidal sandy mud (Bay of Bengal). [details]

 Taxonomy

Although the status of McIntosh's (1925) usage of Dasychone argus capensis is not presented well, he appears to be ... [details]

 Taxonomy

Moved to different genus. [details]

 Type locality

Knysna Heads (= The Heads), Knysna Estuary, Western Cape, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate ... [details]

 Type locality

Off Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, holotype and paratypes from combined material of stations WCD.61 ... [details]

 Type locality

Agulhas Bank, South Africa, Indian Ocean (-34.37°, 21.56°). [details]

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