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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."


(Hartman, 1967)


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© National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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