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Title: Polydora and Related Genera (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Eniwetok, Majuro, and Bikini Atolls, Marshall Islands
Authors: Woodwick, Keith H.
Issue Date: Apr-1964
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Woodwick KH. 1964. Polydora and related genera (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Eniwetok, Majuro, and Bikini Atolls, Marshall Islands. Pac Sci 18(2): 146-159.
Abstract: In a study of more than 250 specimens of spionid polychaetes collected
at Eniwetok, Majuro, and Bikini atolls, Marshall Islands (1956 and 1957)
five new and two known species were found.
One of the species (T. spinosa) is the type for a new genus, Tripolydora, which
is closely related to Polydora, Pseudopolydora, and Boccardia by virtue of its modified
fifth segment. It is unusual in having branchiae on the fifth segment, and the
hooded hooks are trifid and begin on Segment 9. The other new species are
Pseudopolydora corallicola, Pseadopolydora pigmentata, and Polydora tridenticulata
from coral material, and Pseudopolydora reisbi from areas of pollution. The known
forms, Pseudopolydora antennata Claparede and Polydora armata Langerhans, are
considered in reference to the literature.
The ecologic and systematic positions of the seven species are discussed
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 18, Number 2, 1964

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