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Polychaeta source details

Day, John H. (1957). The Polychaet Fauna of South Africa. Part 4. New species and records from Natal and Moçambique. Annals of the Natal Museum. 14(1): 59-129.
Day, John H.
The Polychaet Fauna of South Africa. Part 4. New species and records from Natal and Moçambique
Annals of the Natal Museum
14(1): 59-129
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). Digitisation was online at journal but is currently (2017) absent
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[From introduction] In part 1 of this series (Day, 1951), 144 species of Polychaeta were listed from estuaries or the intertidal zone of Natal and Moçambique. The list included all the known records made before that date and it did not seem likely that the list would be almost doubled within five years. Since then extensive new collections have been made. I have to thank Mrs. Margaret Kalk of Witwatersrand University for allowing me to examine collections from Inhaca Island and Moçambique Island. Further collections have been made by the University of Cape Town during ecological surveys of Durban Bay, various small estuaries along the Natal coast and Morrumbene estuary at Inhambane (Portuguese East Africa). These with two additional records from the literature have increased the number of species to 280.
East Africa
South Africa
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Clymene mossambica Day, 1957 accepted as Euclymene mossambica (Day, 1957) (original description)
Clymene natalensis Day, 1957 accepted as Euclymene natalensis (Day, 1957) (original description)
Dorvillea egena (Ehlers, 1913) accepted as Protodorvillea egena (Ehlers, 1913) (new combination reference)
Epidiopatra hupferiana monroi Day, 1957 accepted as Diopatra hupferiana monroi (Day, 1957) (original description)
Eunice afra punctata Peters, 1854 accepted as Eunice petersi Fauchald, 1992 (taxonomy source)
Fabricia mossambica Day, 1957 accepted as Fabricinuda mossambica (Day, 1957) (original description)
Glycera natalensis Day, 1957 (original description)
Glycinde maskallensis Gravier, 1904 accepted as Goniadopsis maskallensis (Gravier, 1904) (source of synonymy)
Goniadopsis maskallensis (Gravier, 1904) (additional source)
Laeonereis ankyloseta Day, 1957 accepted as Websterinereis punctata (Wesenberg-Lund, 1949) (original description)
Lagisca indica Potts, 1910 accepted as Paralepidonotus indica (Potts, 1910) (source of synonymy)
Leiochone tenuis Day, 1957 (original description)
Leonnates persica Wesenberg-Lund, 1949 accepted as Leonnates persicus Wesenberg-Lund, 1949 (additional source)
Lepidonotus glaucus (Peters, 1854) (additional source)
Lepidonotus platycirrus Day, 1951 accepted as Lepidonotus glaucus (Peters, 1854) (source of synonymy)
Lysilla ubianensis Caullery, 1944 accepted as Lysilla pacifica Hessle, 1917 (additional source)
Neanthes indica (Kinberg, 1865) (basis of record)
Nereis (Neanthes) indica brunnea Day, 1957 accepted as Neanthes indica brunnea (Day, 1957) (original description)
Nereis (Neanthes) mossambica Day, 1957 accepted as Neanthes mossambica (Day, 1957) (original description)
Nereis granulata Day, 1957 (original description)
Nereis indica Kinberg, 1865 accepted as Neanthes indica (Kinberg, 1865) (status source)
Notomastus aberans Day, 1957 (original description)
Opisthosyllis laevis Day, 1957 (original description)
Paralepidonotus indica (Potts, 1910) (basis of record)
Phyllocomus hiltoni (Chamberlin, 1919) (new combination reference)
Pilargis falcata Day, 1957 accepted as Ancistrosyllis falcata (Day, 1957) (original description)
Pista brevibranchia Caullery, 1915 (additional source)
Polydora hoplura inhaca Day, 1957 accepted as Polydora colonia Moore, 1907 (original description)
Polydora normalis Day, 1957 accepted as Dipolydora normalis (Day, 1957) (original description)
Polyeunoa nigropunctata (Horst, 1915) accepted as Hololepidella nigropunctata (Horst, 1915) (source of synonymy)
Scalisetosus fragilis (Claparède, 1868) accepted as Subadyte pellucida (Ehlers, 1864) (source of synonymy)
Stylarioides monroi Day, 1957 accepted as Pherusa monroi (Day, 1957) (original description)
Inhaca Island for Lysilla ubianensis Caullery, 1944 
Morrumbene Estuary for Leonnates persica Wesenberg-Lund, 1949 
Paratype BMNH 1961.16.56, geounit Inhaca Island, identified as Polydora normalis Day, 1957
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.22, geounit Morrumbene Estuary, identified as Nereis (Neanthes) mossambica Day, 1957

 Depth range

Intertidal to 16-23 m. [details]


Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf (Iranian coasts); Mozambique (Morrumbene Estuary). [details]


Pacific Ocean: Sulu Sea (North Ubian Island, Philippines); Solomon Islands. Indian Ocean: Mozambique (Inhaca ... [details]


Not stated, but Nereis (Neanthes) mossambica was evidently named for the country of collection, Mozambique. ... [details]


There is no explanation of the name Polydora normalis by Day. 'normalis' means according to rule or normal. ... [details]


Muddy silt, under boulders and in Thalassa beds, from intertidal to 23 m depth. [details]


Day (1957) moves Schistocomus hiltoni to Phyllocomus. As S. hiltoni is the type of Schistocomus this automatically ... [details]

 Type designation

Day had two specimens from Morrumbene Estuary. He clearly designates one as holotype ("The larger which measures 35 ... [details]

 Type locality

Morrumbene Estuary, Mozambique, Indian Ocean, gazetteer location -23.6856, 35.3836 [details]

 Type locality

Norrumbene Estuary, Durban Bay, Inhaca Island, Mocambique. There is no geolocation data but a Google maps estimate ... [details]