Polydora dinthwanyana Simon 2011

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Status

Rare, Indigenous

Description

Prostomium rounded. P_dinthwanyana_frontpage_watermarkedCaruncle to end chaetiger 2. 2 pairs of eyes present. In alcohol yellow pigmentation on prostomium and first few chaetigers. Modified spines of chaetiger 5 with flange. Hooded hooks start on chaetiger 7, approximately 6 per ramus; single, accompanied by fine companion chaeta last 3 chaetigers. Branchiae start on chaetiger 7; from chaetiger 11 very long and tend to stick out prominently from the body, last 10 -11 segments abranchiate. Pygidium small with yellow markings.

Distribution
South Africa: southeast coast (Type locality Haga Haga)

Ecology
Boring into the shells of abalone, Haliotis midae and turban shells, Turbo sarmaticus.

 

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