Megasyllis heterosetosa ( Hartmann-Schröder, 1991 )

Aguado, M. Teresa, Murray, Anna & Hutchings, Pat, 2015, Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Zootaxa 4019 (1), pp. 35-60: 46

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4019.1.5

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scientific name

Megasyllis heterosetosa ( Hartmann-Schröder, 1991 )
status

 

Megasyllis heterosetosa ( Hartmann-Schröder, 1991) 

( Figs 5View FIGURE 5. A D–E)

Typosyllis (Typosyllis) heterosetosa  Hartmann- Schröder, 1991: 30, figs 30–35.

Megasyllis heterosetosa  .— San Martín et al. 2008 b: 8, figs 9 A–F, 10 A–E; 2014: 341.

Material examined. AM W. 44780, MI QLD 2400.

Remarks. Live specimen bright yellow, similar colour pattern to M. inflata (Marenzeller, 1879)  ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5. A D). Some photographs taken by Paul Human of live specimens from Australia have been identified as M. corruscans (Haswell, 1885)  and M. inflata  by Aguado & Glasby (2015). These species and also M. heterosetosa  , as shown herein ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5. A D), have a white area on the dorsum of first segments. In these photos, this white area appears to reflect green light. In order to check possible fluorescence properties of Megasyllis  species, this specimen from Lizard Island was subjected to fluorescent green light. However, it did not reflect any extra light ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5. A E). Considering this negative result, we can conclude that the green bright light seen in photos of live specimens is possibly due to an optical artefact. First report for Lizard Island.

Habitat. Coralline and muddy sand and sea grasses, in intertidal to subtidal depths.

Distribution. Australia (Queensland, New South Wales), Japan.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Syllidae

Genus

Megasyllis

Loc

Megasyllis heterosetosa ( Hartmann-Schröder, 1991 )

Aguado, M. Teresa, Murray, Anna & Hutchings, Pat 2015

2015
Loc

Megasyllis heterosetosa

San 2008: 8

2008
Loc

Typosyllis (Typosyllis) heterosetosa

Schroder 1991: 30

1991