Dipolydora keulderae Simon, 2011

Rare, Indigenous

Prostomium bilobed, caruncle to end chaetiger 3. Up 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. Hooded hooks start on chaetiger 7, become unidentate on posterior chaetigers.
Branchiae start on chaetiger 9 or 10.
Pygidium reduced with four lobes.

South Africa: Southwest to southeast coast.

Bores into coralline algae, oyster and abalone shells.

Cite as: Van Niekerk, S. and Simon C.A. (2012) Dipolydora keulderae Simon, 2011, modified May 2019. (https://thesimonpolychaetelab.com/dipolydora-keulderae/, Accessed on <day/month/year>)