Nereimyra, ALVINAE BLAKE, 1985, ALVINAE BLAKE, 1985

Pleijel, Fredrik, Rouse, Greg W. & Nygren, Arne, 2012, A revision of Nereimyra (Psamathini, Hesionidae, Aciculata, Annelida), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164 (1), pp. 36-51: 48

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00756.x

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Nereimyra
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NEREIMYRA ALVINAE BLAKE, 1985   , NOMEN DUBIUM

Type material: Holotype USNM 81804 View Materials , 40 View Materials + paratypes USNM 81805 View Materials .  

Type locality: Galapagos Rift , geothermal vents, Garden of Eden, 00°47.7′N, 86°07.7′W, 2482 m, Alvin dive 883, 24.i.1979 GoogleMaps   .

Material examined: Holotype USNM 81804 View Materials , 40 View Materials + paratypes USNM 81805 View Materials from type locality; 3 spms, USNM 81806 View Materials , Galapagos Rift, geothermal vents, ‘Mussel bed’, 00°47.9′N, 86°09.2′W, 2493 m, Alvin dive 880, 21.i.1979; 2 spms, USNM 81807 View Materials , Galapagos GoogleMaps  

Rift, geothermal vents, ‘Rose Garden’, 00°48,3′N, 86°13.5′W, 2447 m, Alvin Dive 983, 30.xi.1979.

Distribution: Galapagos Spreading Center, Guaymas Basin ( Pleijel, 2006)

Remarks: The examined specimens are in too poor condition to assess the affinities of N. alvinae   , and Blake’s (1985) original description does not indicate membership of Nereimyra   . Until further specimens are available for complementary morphological and molecular studies we regard it as a nomen dubium.