Dear Annelid workers,
On behald of the editors and contributing authors, I pleased to
announce the publication of Volume 5 of the "Taxonomic Atlas of the
Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara
Channel." Of this 14-volume series, the annelids comprise volumes 5-7.
Blake, J.A., B. Hilbig and P.H. Scott (editors). 1995. Taxonomic
Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa
Barbara Channel. Volume 5--The Annelida Part 2. Polychaeta:
Phyllodocida (Syllidae and Scale-Bearing Families), Amphinomida, and
Eunicida. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.viii + 378 pp. +
Appendices A-B. Color cover illustration. (Date of Publication: 5
Chapter 1. Family Syllidae Grube, 1850 (by Jerry D. Kudenov and
Leslie H. Harris): 1-97.
Chapter 2. Family Aphroditidae Malmgren, 1867 (by James A. Blake):
Chapter 3. Family Polynoidae Malmgren, 1867 (by R. Eugene Ruff):
Chapter 4. Family Acoetidae Kinberg, 1865 (by James A. Blake):
Chapter 5. Family Pholoidae Kinberg, 1858 (by James A. Blake):
Chapter 6. Family Sigalionidae Kingberg, 1856 (by James A. Blake):
Chapter 7. Family Amhinomidae Lamarck, 1818 (by Jerry D. Kudenov):
Chapter 8. Family Euphrosinidae Williams, 1851 (by Jerry D. Kudenov):
Chapter 9. Family Onuphidae Kinberg, 1865 (by Brigitte Hilbig):
Chapter 10. Family Eunicidae Savigny, 1818 (by Brigitte Hilbig):
Chapter 11. Family Lumbrineridae Malmgren, 1867, emended Orensanz,
1990 (by Brigitte Hilbig): 279-313.
Chapter 12. Family Oenonidae Kinberg, 1865, emended Orensanz, 1990 (by
Brigitte Hilbig): 315-339.
Chapter 13. Family Dorvilleidae Chamberlin, 1919 (by Brigitte Hilbig):
Appendix A. List of Abbreviations on Figures: 365-366.
Appendix B. Lists and Maps of Stations:367-372.
This volume represents the second of four planned volumes on the marine
annelids of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel.
Volume 5 concludes treatment of the so-called "errant" polychaete
A total of 115 species in 57 genera and 13 families are described.
Chapters are included on the Syllidae, five scale-bearing families,
Amphinomidae, Euphrosinidae, and five euniciform families. Eighteen
species are new to science as follows: Syllidae (12), Polynoidae (1),
Pholoidae (1), Onuphidae (1), Lumbrineridae (1) Oenonidae (1), and
Dorvilleidae (1). The chapter on the Syllidae represents a major
revision of some eastern Pacific genera and species of the subfamilies
Exogoninae, Eusyllinae, and Syllinae. All 34 species treated are
described and illustrated. The 22 species in the chapter on Polynoidae
include several poorly known species, illustrated in detail for the
first time. One new genus and species is described. For the
Aphroditidae, only juveniles were available in the MMS collections
precluding any extensive review of the California fauna. Sigalionidae
and Acoetidae include previously known species, with updated
descriptions and keys. The common amphinomid, Chloeia pinnata was
found to have unusual bifurcate notosetae in posterior segments. In
the Euphrosinidae, two species were identified and described. In the
Oenonidae, Arabella pectinata and A. protomutans are newly reported for
California. Keys are provided to all species treated in this volume.
This volume may be ordered from the Santa Barbara Musem of Natural
History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, California USA
93105-2936. Price: $34.00 plus $4.00 shipping, U.S. or $7.00 overseas.
All payment must be in U.S. dollars.
Contact Dr. Paul H. Scott (SBMNH) for information about this and other
volumes in the series (inverts at sbmnh.rain.org).
James A. Blake
ENSR, 89 Water Street
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543
(jablake at ix.netcom.com)