Overview

Comprehensive Description

Remarks

4 species known; first row of uncini very long and ventrally located.

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Description

Prostomium anteriorly pointed, trilobed. Buccal tentacles smooth. Prostomial dorsal glandular ridges absent. Branchiae 2 pairs. All branchiae similar, all smooth, none basally flanged. Paleae on segment 3 absent. Nuchal (post branchial) hooks on segment 4 absent. Notopodia all similar. Notochaetae present from segment 5 or segment 6. Neuropodia present, first torus longer than subsequent thoracic tori. Segments 3–6 without neurochaetae. Number of pairs of thoracic uncinigers 12. Abdominal notopodial rudiments absent.

Description generated from: Hutchings, PA & Johnson, RT, 2003. Australian Ampharetidae (Polychaeta) DELTA database. In Wilson RS, Hutchings PA & Glasby CJ (eds) Polychaetes: Interactive Identification and Information Retrieval. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Additional references:
Fauchald, K. 1977. The polychaete worms. Definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series 28, 1-188.

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Distribution

Australia. Distribution within Australia: North-eastern Australia.

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Ecology

Habitat

Insufficient data.

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Depth range based on 80 specimens in 3 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 51 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 46 - 2194
  Temperature range (°C): 3.412 - 26.099
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.061 - 22.768
  Salinity (PPS): 34.545 - 35.701
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.599 - 6.139
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.833 - 1.391
  Silicate (umol/l): 8.605 - 19.573

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 46 - 2194

Temperature range (°C): 3.412 - 26.099

Nitrate (umol/L): 3.061 - 22.768

Salinity (PPS): 34.545 - 35.701

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.599 - 6.139

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.833 - 1.391

Silicate (umol/l): 8.605 - 19.573
 
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