Boccardiella sp

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Pest status
Only found once, in low densities.


Prostomium notched. Boccardiella sp_watermarkedCaruncle to mid chaetiger 2. No occipital tentacle. 2 pairs of eyes, anterior pair larger. Cream in life, some dark pigmentation at base of notopodial chaetigers 6 -16, black markings on ventral surface between chaetigers 1 & 2. Branchiae short and stubby. Glandular sacs in chaetigers 7 – 17.

Incomplete specimens.

Hamburg/Port Elizabeth

Found on farmed oysters, Crassostrea gigas.

Citation: Simon C. A. and van Niekerk S. E. (2012), Boccardiella sp modified May 2015, The Simon Polychaete Lab-, Date Accessed:June 24, 2019.