Chapt 17, pp. 312-358. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch.
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). Includes a checklist of known published species for New Zealand waters, plus speculative ids (genus sp. 1 etc) based on museum holdings
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None. Begins: Annelid (‘ringed’) worms are distinguished from other worms by their segmented bodies. Some 1,054 species and three subspecies have been encountered in New Zealand’s seas, soils, and fresh waters, but at least 700 more await discovery. The known diversity comprises 771 species of bristleworm (polychaetes) and their relatives, comprising 767 marine, two freshwater and two terrestrial species; 24 species of leech; 204 earthworm and other terrestrial taxa; and 56 species of marine and freshwater oligochaete (earthworm relatives).
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