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Psammodrilla-like worm

Anthony Rodi arodi at odu.edu
Tue Feb 18 14:15:32 EST 2003

I would greatly appreciate any assistance with the following specimen.

Incomplete, several pieces , probably from same individual total length ~ 20 
mm , largest segment 9mm, width ~ 1mm. Anterior(?) indistinct , no 
appendages, Thoracic pads (?) on first two segments. Setae all hirsute 
capillaries,   Long strap-like cirri (parapodia?) starting on setiger 3 and 
continuing for all remaining setigers.  Cirri are about 0.3mm long each with 2 
hirsute capillary setae at tip.  Some cirri branch from base or  half way up , 
these branches also have 2 hirsute setae at tips.  

Specimen was found in sandy sediment  , 4 meters depth, salinity = 24 psu
in lower Chesapeake Bay, mouth of Mobjack Bay.

Thank you for any suggestions you may be able to offer.


Anthony Rodi
Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
arodi at odu.edu

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