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Melinna cristata (Sars. 1851)
Plate XXVI, figs. 4, 5


Melinna cristata Ehlers, 1908, p. 144. Near Bouvet Island, in 457 m.


Monro, 1930, p. 181. Cumberland West Bay, South Georgia, in 110 m.


Diagnosis: Length of body 65 mm; width 8 mm; segments number 64. Prostomium trilobed. Branchiae number 4 pairs, those of a side basally fused. Crest of fifth segment with 7 to 15 crenulations (fig. 4). Large dorsal hooks behind branchial bases, with sharply recurved tips (fig. 5). Tube long, thick, covered with black mud.


Distribution: Arctic boreal, north and south At­lantic, South Georgia, and Antarctica; in moderate depths.”


(Hartman, 1966)


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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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