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Syllis brachycola Ehlers.

 

Ehlers (1897), p. 38, pl. II, figs. 46, 47. Gravier (1906), p. 20, pl. II, fig. 17.

 

Ehlers (1913), p. 477.

 

Fauvel (1916), p. 427.

 

(Plate 5, fig. 3.)

 

Several of this species were obtained, and I may note the form of the acicula, of which two or three occur in each parapod. They may be colourless or brown, but have a characteristic extremity. This is a rounded knob quite unlike those of S. closterobranchia (fig. 3).

 

The uppermost chæta, which is capilliform (“Nadel” of Ehlers), does not make its appearance till about the 20th foot, and may even be absent from some of the posterior feet, though whether they are broken or not developed I cannot say.

 

Locality .—

 

Macquarie Islands. Scrapings off kelp.

 

Distribution .—Magellan, Kerguelen, South Georgia, Kaiser Wilhelm II Land (Ehlers), Booth Wandel Island (Gravier), Falkland Islands (Fauvel).”

 

 

(Benham, 1921)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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