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The Sipuncula of sublittoral New Zealand, with a key to all New Zealand species

Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Current address: Smithsonian Marine Station, 701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Sipuncula New Zealand zoogeography species inventory


Fourteen species of the unsegmented marine worms known as Sipuncula are reported from sublittoral waters from recent collections of 519 specimens around New Zealand. Five are new to the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). A taxonomic key to all 26 known New Zealand species is provided. All six families and nine of the 17 genera of Sipuncula are represented.


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