The Biodiversity of the South China Sea

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research

Paxton, H. & L.M. Chou, 2000. Polychaetous annelids from the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. 8: 209-232.
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POLYCHAETOUS ANNELIDS FROM THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Hannelore Paxton
Department of Biological Sciences, Macquire University, N.S.W. 2109, Australia

L. M. Chou
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore,
Kent Ridge 119260, Republic of Singapore


ABSTRACT. - . A checklist of plychaetous annelids from the South China Sea is generated from available literature. On record are 661 species belonging to 54 families. Biodiversity distribution appears linked to collecting efforts rather than a reflection of eth real situation. The potential for discovery of new species remains high.