Overview

Comprehensive Description

Remarks

Monotypic genus; thoracic uncini with 3 or more rows of teeth.

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Description

Prostomium trilobed. Buccal tentacles smooth, few in number but thick. Oral membrane short, smooth and folded. Prostomial dorsal glandular ridges absent. Branchiae 3 pairs. All branchiae similar, all smooth, none basally flanged. Only last pair of branchiae clearly associated with a specific segment. Paleae on segment 3 present, long, 5 long paleae on each side. Dorsal crest absent. Nuchal (post branchial) hooks on segment 4 absent. Notopodia all similar. Notochaetae present from segment 3. Neuropodia present, tori of similar length throughout thorax. Segments 3–6 without neurochaetae. Number of pairs of thoracic uncinigers 11. 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: South-eastern Australia.

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Ecology

Habitat

Insufficient data.

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Depth range based on 435 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 410 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 70 - 1351
  Temperature range (°C): -0.961 - 8.472
  Nitrate (umol/L): 5.071 - 15.103
  Salinity (PPS): 34.855 - 35.274
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.130 - 7.300
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.561 - 1.088
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.865 - 11.872

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 70 - 1351

Temperature range (°C): -0.961 - 8.472

Nitrate (umol/L): 5.071 - 15.103

Salinity (PPS): 34.855 - 35.274

Oxygen (ml/l): 6.130 - 7.300

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.561 - 1.088

Silicate (umol/l): 3.865 - 11.872
 
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