Siphonosoma dayi (Stephen, 1942)

Status
Indigenous

Description
No segments
Body surface ridged or covered with low, quadrangular simple papillae. Trunk long. Introvert (anterior part of body that can be retracted into trunk) short, when everted, ring of short tentacles around mouth visible.

Ecology
Live in rock-crevices or burrow into sandy mud. Detritus-feeders

Distribution
Knysna Lagoon

Notes
Three species with restricted distributions recorded in South Africa. S. dayi a sought-after bait species colloquially known as sandworm.

Cite as: Simon C.A. (2019) Siphonosoma dayi (Stephen, 1942), modified May 2019. (https://thesimonpolychaetelab.com/siphonosoma-dayi/, Accessed on <day/month/year>)