Ramisyllis, Glasby & Schroeder & Aguado, 2012, Glasby & Schroeder & Aguado, 2012

Glasby, Christopher J., Schroeder, Paul C. & Aguado, María Teresa, 2012, Branching out: a remarkable new branching syllid (Annelida) living in a Petrosia sponge (Porifera: Demospongiae), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164 (3), pp. 481-497: 483

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00800.x

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5479848

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BE1750-FF83-020A-FEB5-3DF2FBAF5D1A

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Ramisyllis
status

GEN. NOV.

RAMISYLLIS   GEN. NOV.

Type species: Ramisyllis multicaudata   sp. nov.

Description: Syllinae   with dendriform body, more or less circular in section (flattened ventrally); three antennae; palps free to base; two pairs of tentacular cirri; pharynx slender, mid-dorsal tooth present (juveniles), lost in adults; dorsal cirri articulated, with alternating thick/slender pattern on mid-body and posterior segments; ventral cirri present, not articulated, inserted proximally; single type of simple chaeta present, tomahawk shaped; reproduction by schizogamy, stolons produced on short stalks arising from internal lengths of worm body within the sponge.

Etymology: Named derived from the Latin, ramus, masculine, meaning branch.