Tubeworms (Serpulidae, Polychaeta) Collected from Sewage Outfalls, Coral Reefs and Deep Waters off the Hawaiian Islands, Including a New Hydroides Species
Quantitative benthic samples collected near sewage outfalls off Oahu contained two species of small, fragile serpulid tubeworms previously unknown from Hawaiian waters. One is a new species of Hydroides without an opercular funnel, the other is Josephella marenzelleri, a broadly distributed but easily overlooked serpulid. Retrieval of these species is attributed to the use of a Van Veen grab and elutriation and sieving to separate the polychaetes from the sediment. Another unrecorded small serpulid species, Rhodopsis pusilla, was found growing on a hard foliaceous sponge, in a cave, on a shallow reef off the Kona coast of Hawaii. Lava rocks collected with a submersible off S. E. Oahu (330 m depth) have yielded another little known serpulid species, Filogranula gracilis.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1991-03-01
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