[Annelida] Spionidae

Dekker, Angela via annelida%40net.bio.net (by A.Dekker At nioo.knaw.nl)
Thu Dec 14 10:51:00 EST 2006


L.S.

 

Can somebody please help me to identify a particular Spionidae-species? 

 

Using the Spionidae-key of Hartmann-Schroder (Annelida, Borstenwurmer
58. Teil, 1996) we consider it to be a Aonides, but it looks more like a
Malacoceros without its frontal horns, also are the hooks more at the
end of the body. 

 

I will mention the main features here:

- Conical prostomium without frontal horns and two tentacles

- Eyes are very little 

- The hooks are present at the notopodium as well as the neuropodium

- The hooks are bidentate and starting approximately at the 30th segment

 

Thank you,

 

Ing. A. Dekker

Specialist macrobenthos/ taxonomy

Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology

Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-CEME)

Korringaweg 7, 4401 NT Yerseke

P.O. box 140, 4400 AC Yerseke

phone: +31-113-577357 (577300)

fax: +31-113-573616

E-mail: a.dekker At nioo.knaw.nl

 

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