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Atkinson, S. D., Bartholomew, J. L., and Rouse, G. W. (2020). The invertebrate host of salmonid fish parasites Ceratonova shasta and Parvicapsula minibicornis (Cnidaria: Myxozoa), is a novel fabriciid annelid, Manayunkia occidentalis sp. nov. (Sabellida: Fabriciidae). Zootaxa 4751, 310–320. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4751.2.6
Blake, J. A. (2020). New species and records of deep-water Orbiniidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from the Eastern Pacific continental slope, abyssal Pacific Ocean, and the South China Sea. Zootaxa 4730, 1–61. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4730.1.1
Specimens contained in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Benthic Invertebrate Collection date back to 1902, when Dr. William E. Ritter of the University of California Berkeley and summer students began conducting biological survey work from the Boathouse of the Hotel Del Coronado.
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