Autolytus orientalis Willey, 1905

Nygren, Arne, 2004, Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta)., Zootaxa 680, pp. 1-314: 191-192

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10.5281/zenodo.157809

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scientific name

Autolytus orientalis Willey, 1905
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Autolytus orientalis Willey, 1905 

Autolytus orientalis Willey, 1905: 270  , pl. 4, fig. 81, 84.

Description. Types do not exist. Description from literature ( Willey 1905). Length 10–20 mm for 29 chaetigers and a number of developing stolons. Colour and ciliation not mentioned.

Prostomium wider than long ( Willey 1905: fig. 81), with 2 pairs of eyes, anterior pair larger. Eye spots not mentioned. Palps short, not visible dorsally. Nuchal epaulettes not described.

Cirri with cirrophores, cirrophores and cirrostyles do not seem to alternate in length ( Willey 1905: fig. 81). Antennae, tentacular cirri, and first dorsal cirri cylindrical, dorsal cirri from chaetiger 2 flattened.

Aciculae numbering 2. Chaetal fascicle with up to 20 compounds. Compound chaetae with small distal tooth; serration present. Bayonet chaetae not mentioned

Pharynx with 1 sinuation. Trepan with 44 unequal teeth, large and small alternating irregularly. Proventricle with 28 rows of muscle cells.

Reproduction. Schizogamous reproduction by gemmiparity.

Distribution. Indian Ocean. Ceylon.

Remarks. Possibly synonymous with M. pachycera  but description not sufficiently good for accurate evaluation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Syllidae

Genus

Autolytus

Loc

Autolytus orientalis Willey, 1905

Nygren, Arne 2004

2004
Loc

Autolytus orientalis

Willey 1905: 270