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"Genus Branchamphinome, new genus
Type Branchamphinome antarctica, new species
The body is ovate; branchiae are dendritically divided and present on all segments. The prostomium has four large eyes, three antennae, and is followed by a tripartite caruncle. Parapodia are biramous, have numerous long, slender setae; notopodia have a few thick spurred setae; neuropodia have similar slenderer setae and a few thick, long setae laterally serrated. This species has affinities with Benthoscolex Horst (1912) in having a tripartite prostomial caruncle; but it has eyes and branchiae are on the first segment. Branchiae are better developed in Branchamphinome than in Benthoscolex."