Aguado, M. Teresa, Murray, Anna & Hutchings, Pat, 2015, Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Zootaxa 4019 (1), pp. 35-60: 50

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Trypanosyllis  sp. 2

( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8)

Material examined. AM W. 41641, Queensland, Lizard Island, MacGillivray Reef, 14 ° 38 ' 53 "S, 145 ° 29 ' 12 "E, coarse coral rubble, 14 m, 31 Aug 2010, CReefs.

Remarks. Specimen with several thin red transverse lines per segment; papillae and tufts of cilia on dorsum and on parapodia ( Figs 8View FIGURE 8 A –C, F). This specimen is similar to Trypanosyllis zebra (Grube, 1860)  from Australia, described by San Martín & Hutchings (2006), with dorsal papillae, though these authors did not mention dorsal tufts of cilia. Dorsal chaetae are similar in both species ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 E); however, most ventral chaetae in Trypanosyllis  sp. are weakly bidentate ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 G), or completely unidentate ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 H), while in T. zebra  all chaetae are bidentate. In addition, T. zebra  is widely distributed and probably represents a complex of sibling species.

Habitat. Coral rubble at 14 m depth.

Distribution. Australia (Queensland).