A new species of Polygordius (Polychaeta: Polygordiidae): from the inner continental shelf and in bays and harbours of the north-eastern United States

@article{Ramey2006ANS,
  title={A new species of Polygordius (Polychaeta: Polygordiidae): from the inner continental shelf and in bays and harbours of the north-eastern United States},
  author={Patricia A. Ramey and Dieter Fiege and Brian S. Leander},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2006},
  volume={86},
  pages={1025 - 1034}
}
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