Cirratulis gilchristi Day 1961

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Status
Common, Indigenous

Description

Small, prostomium blunt, 4 pairs of eyes,Cirratulis gichristi_watermarked 3 – 5 pairs tenatacular filaments arising at anterior of chaetiger 1, long branchiae from chaetiger 1 to end of body.In life tentacular filaments white, branchiae and body yellow.
~12 mm long

Ecology
Intertidal, sediment

Distribution
Southwest coast (Type locality Saldanha Bay)

Citation: Simon C. A. and van Niekerk S. E. (2012), Cirratulis gilchristi Day 1961 modified May 2015, The Simon Polychaete Lab- http://thesimonpolychaetelab.com/non-shell-infesting/cirratulis-gilchristi-day-1961/, Date Accessed:June 24, 2019.