Amphictene Savigny, 1822

Zhang, Jinghuai & Hutchings, Pat, 2019, A revision of Australian Pectinariidae (Polychaeta), with new species and new records, Zootaxa 4611 (1), pp. 1-70: 7

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Amphictene Savigny, 1822


Genus Amphictene Savigny, 1822  

Type species. Amphitrite auricoma (O.F. Müller, 1776)   ; subsequent designation by Hartman, 1959.

Diagnosis. Cephalic veil completely free from operculum. Rim of cephalic veil with numerous long cirri. Dorsal and lateral margin of semicircular operculum with numerous triangular lappets or cirri. Ventral margin of operculum with numerous notopodial paleae on each side. Comb-like branchiae present on segments 3 – 4. Notopodia other than those of segment 1, which bear paleae, on segments 5 – 21, 17 pairs, with notochaetae. Neuropodia on segments 8 – 20, 13 pairs with transverse tori, which bear a row of uncini. Uncini with more than one longitudinal row of major teeth. Scaphe flattened dorsally, with anal flap and distinctly separate from posterior segments.