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Polychaeta Myzostomidae and Sedentaria of Antarctica

Polychaeta Myzostomidae and Sedentaria of Antarctica

Olga Hartman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66913-6

Apr 2013, American Geophysical Union

158 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 7.

The species of Myzostomidae consist of small (a few mm long) aberrant polychaetes usually found as parasites on or in crinoid or ophiuroid echinoderms. They may occur far more abundantly than the published records indicate, since they are easily overlooked and may fall from the hosts when disturbed.

The Antarctic Research Series
Harry W. Wells  v

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction to Myzostomidae and Polychaeta Sedentaria 1

Systematic List of Myzostomidae and Polychaeta Sedentaria 2

Descriptions of Species  7

Zoogeographic Summaries 140

Characteristics of Antarctic Polychaetes 154

Bibliography 155