This species was described from New Zealand, and although there are records of this species from Australia and other southern hemisphere areas, any records from outside of New Zealand need to be re-examined to determine their true identity, as it is very likely that these represent other, possibly new, species.
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2016-05-12 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Australian Biological Resources Study (Houston, K. + others, editors), 2000-, Australian Faunal Directory. World Wide Web electronic publication, http: www.environment.gov.au/abrs/abif-fauna/
Scientific Name verified against:
Read, G.B., 2007. Taxonomy of sympatric New Zealand species of Platynereis, with description of three new species additional to P. australis (Schmarda) (Annelida: Polychaeta: Nereididae)., Zootaxa, Vol. 1558: 1-28.