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Reteterebella queenslandia Hartman 1863

Spaghetti worm




Lachlan Gleeson (2011)

 

 

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Systematics of Reteterebella quenslandia

Order Terebellidae characteristics:

Protostomium without appendages. Perestomium with a set of feeding appendages, usually tentacles. At least one set of branchiae present.


Family Terebellidae characteristics:

Body split into two regions: anterior region with biramous parapodia; and posterior with neuropodia. One to three pairs of brainchae. Usually have numerous buccal tentacles that are grooved and used for selective deposit feeding. A defining characteristic of these tentacles is that they cannot be fully retracted into the mouth.


Genus Reteterebella queenslandia characteristics:

Three pairs of branched branchiae. inconspicuous lateral lappets. sixteen distinct thorasic setigers and is distally smooth.





Glossary of polychaete terminology

Formal description of Reteterebella queenslandia
 
  Sketch taken from species description paper of Reteterebella queenslandia by Hartman (1963)
Whole specimen of R. queenslandia with scale showing reduced setae, buccal tentacle mass and branchial structures (in green) Branchia of R. queenslandia

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Annelida
Class
Polychaeta
Order
Terebellida
Family
Terebellidae
Genus
Reteterebella

Synonyms

Reterebella queenslandia ([auctt.])

Common Names

カワリフサゴカイ