Dipolydora keulderae Simon 2011

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Status

Rare, Indigenous

Description

Prostomium bilobed, caruncle to end chaetiger 3. D_keulderae_frontpage_watermakedUp to 2 pairs of eyes arranged in trapezoid. In life almost transparent, colourless in alcohol. Prominent lobes on chaetiger 1 may obscure chaetae. Modified spines of chaetiger 5 simple hooks with collar on convex side. Branchiae start on chaetiger 9 or 10. Hooded hooks start on chaetiger 7, become unidentate on posterior chaetigers. Pygidium reduced with four lobes.

Distribution
South Africa: Southwest to southeast coast.

Ecology
Bores into coralline algae, oyster and abalone shells.

 

Citation: Simon C. A. and van Niekerk S. E. (2012), Dipolydora keulderae Simon 2011 modified May 2015, The Simon Polychaete Lab- http://thesimonpolychaetelab.com/dipolydora-keulderae/, Date Accessed:June 24, 2019.