Abstract

This study recognises eight species of Paradiopatra from eastern Australian waters, of which only one, Paradiopatra ehlersi, had been previously recorded. Six species are newly described: P. acirrata n. sp., P. imajimai n. sp., P. longicappa n. sp., P. piccola n. sp., P. spinosa n. sp., P. variabilis n. sp., and one species is reported as P. cf. papillata. Descriptions of all species (with the exception of P. ehlersi) are given, accompanied by detailed illustrations, including scanning electron micrographs and drawings. A key to all 32 species of the genus is included plus a table summarising specific diagnostic characters of the Australian representatives.

Bibliographic Data

Title
Paradiopatra (Annelida: Onuphidae) from eastern Australian waters, with the description of six new species
Author
Paxton, H; Budaeva, N
Year
2013
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Zootaxa
Number of pages
140-164
Volume
3686