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The occurrence of the freshwater Polyzoan, Plumatella repens (Van Beneden), in Tasmania

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Hickman, VV and Scott, EOG (1932) The occurrence of the freshwater Polyzoan, Plumatella repens (Van Beneden), in Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 7-9. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The present note records for the first time the occurrence
of Plumatella re'pens in Tasmania. This widely distributed
European species has already been found in Queensland,
New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and New
Zealand. It is not surprising, therefore, that its distribution
should also extend to this State.
Our specimens were collected from a small creek which
runs through the Punch Bowl Reserve, near Launceston,
and we have met with it also in a creek running through
Harland Rise, the estate of Mr. H. Dowling, near Evandale.
The Polyzoan seems to flourish during the months October,
November, and December. It is during this period that the
creeks are running slowly and well stocked with algre. The
colonies of polypides are generally attached to the undersurface
of stones and sunken logs, and a single colony may
cover an area of 100 square centimetres.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 7-9
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 02:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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