dcsimg

Diagnosis

provided by World Register of Marine Species
Body elongated, not divided into distinct regions; ventral groove and two lateral grooves present. Segments indistinctly annulated. Prostomium broadly rounded; low palpode-like papilla absent/present; subdermal eyespots; a pair of large, eversible nuchal organs divided into a ventral and a dorsal region. Branchiae entirely absent. Segmental lateral eyes present between parapodia. Parapodial lobes reduced, notopodial and neuropodial capillaries emerging from body wall. Interramal ciliated sensory papilla and a dorsal and ventral cirrus maybe present in parapodia. Noto- and neuropodial lappets absent. Pygidium with short anal funnel bearing marginal papillae and sometimes a pair of basal papillae. [from Parapar et al 2021, modified from Magalhães et al. (2019]

References

  • Magalhães, Wagner F.; Rizzo, Alexandra E.; Bailey-Brock, Julie H. (). Opheliidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the western Pacific islands, including five new species. Zootaxa. (): -.
  • Parapar, Julio, Al-Kandari, Manal, Candás, María, Moreira, Juan. (). A new species of Polyophthalmus (Annelida, Opheliidae) from the Arabian Gulf, with an insight on internal anatomy and diversity of the genus. Zootaxa. (): -.

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Quatrefages, Armand de. (1850). Études sur les types inferieurs de l'embranchement des annelés. Mémoire sur la famille des Polyophthalmiens (<i>Polyophthalmea</i> Nob.). <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris.</em> Série 3, 13: 5-24, plate 2 figs. 1-15. Quatrefages, Armand de. (1850). Études sur les types inferieurs de l'embranchement des annelés. Mémoire sur la famille des Polyophthalmiens (<i>Polyophthalmea</i> Nob.). <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris.</em> Série 3, 13: 5-24, plate 2 figs. 1-15. Magalhães, Wagner F.; Rizzo, Alexandra E.; Bailey-Brock, Julie H. (2019). Opheliidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the western Pacific islands, including five new species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4555(2): 209-235. Parapar, Julio, Al-Kandari, Manal, Candás, María, Moreira, Juan. (2021). A new species of Polyophthalmus (Annelida, Opheliidae) from the Arabian Gulf, with an insight on internal anatomy and diversity of the genus. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 5052(4): 501-528. Parapar, Julio, Al-Kandari, Manal, Candás, María, Moreira, Juan. (2021). A new species of Polyophthalmus (Annelida, Opheliidae) from the Arabian Gulf, with an insight on internal anatomy and diversity of the genus. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 5052(4): 501-528.
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Read, Geoffrey, G.B.