Branchiomaldane vincenti Langerhans 1881

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Status
Rare, Alien?

Small, about 10 mm, resembles Capitella, Branchiomaldane_watermakedbut has neuropodial hooks throughout. Differs from other arenicolids in that it lacks achaetous posterior chaetigers

Distribution
South Africa: Southwest coast
North Atlantic (Type locality Canary Islands), Mediterranean, southern California, Mexico, Caribbean.

Ecology
Intertidal, sediment

Note
Identity needs to be clarified.

Citation: Simon C. A. and van Niekerk S. E. (2012), Branchiomaldane vincenti Langerhans 1881 modified May 2015, The Simon Polychaete Lab- http://thesimonpolychaetelab.com/non-shell-infesting/branchiomaldane-vincenti-langerhans-1881/, Date Accessed:June 24, 2019.