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“Genus Abyssolymene, new genus


Type Abyssoclymene annularis, new species


The body is large, subcylindrical; cephalic and anal plaques are well developed and the anus is terminal within the plaque. Nuchal ridges are parallel and extend through the anterior third or half of the cephalic plaque. The body consists of 23 segments of which all but the last four have setae; the first setiger has notosetae but no neurosetae; the following 18 have fascicles of notosetae, and neuropodia have transverse rows of uncini in single rows. The anal plaque is surrounded by a circlet of uniformly small crenulations; none is midventral. The genus belongs to the subfamily in having rostrate setae instead of acicular spines in the first three of four neuropodia, and the nuchal grooves are straight instead of curved.”
(Hartman, 1966)


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© National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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