Autolytus smittiae Malaquin, 1893

Nygren, Arne, 2004, Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta)., Zootaxa 680, pp. 1-314: 192-193

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10.5281/zenodo.157809

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scientific name

Autolytus smittiae Malaquin, 1893
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Autolytus smittiae Malaquin, 1893 

Autolytus smittiae Malaquin, 1893: 81  , pl. 11, fig. 15, 16; Fauvel 1923: 321, fig. 123 L; Hartmann­ Schröder 1971: 178.

Description. Types do not exist. Autolytus smittiae  is described as follows: length 15–20 mm for 120 segments, colour intense red, unequal short cirri, 4 aciculae in anterior chaetigers, ordinary chaetae, convoluted pharynx, trepan with 32 teeth, proventricle with 35 rows of muscle cells, anal cirri voluminous.

Habitat. Found together with the red bryozoan S mittia landsbrownii  .

Distribution. North East Atlantic.

Remarks. Malaquin's species is dubious, and it has never been recaptured. The characteristic red colour probably comes from its food source, in this case Smittia landsbrownii  , and other characters are too general for A. smittiae  to be separated from other taxa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Syllidae

Genus

Autolytus

Loc

Autolytus smittiae Malaquin, 1893

Nygren, Arne 2004

2004
Loc

Autolytus smittiae

Schroder 1971: 178
Fauvel 1923: 321Malaquin 1893: 81

1923