Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 65–96

The genusNephtys (Polychaeta: Phyllodocida) of northern Europe: A review of species, including the description ofN. pulchra sp. n. and a key to the Nephtyidae

  • S. F. Rainer

DOI: 10.1007/BF02365637

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Rainer, S.F. Helgolander Meeresunters (1991) 45: 65. doi:10.1007/BF02365637


Twelve species ofNephtys now known from northern Europe are described, including one new species,N. pulchra sp. n. A key is provided to the 14 species of Nephtyidae, from the region. Geographic changes in the setiger in which interramal cirri first occur are recognized inN. caeca (Fabricius),N. ciliata (Müller),N. hombergii Savigny andN. pente Rainer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. F. Rainer
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  1. 1.Marine LaboratoriesCSIRO Division of FisheriesNorth BeachAustralia