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|Perinereis camiguinoides|| Nereididae (nereidid/rag worm)
Phyllodocida (Annelida: Polychaeta)
|Perinereis camiguinoides Augener, 1922. Family Nereididae|
P. camiguinoides dorsal paragnaths|
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|Habitat:||Intertidal. Subtidal. Rocky shore. Open beaches. Epifaunal. Depth range: 0-40 (m). Salinity regime: Marine only. Microhabitat: Low tide rock crevices and algal holdfasts. Tube: None.|
|Occurrence:|| Consistently occurring, sometimes common. Density: 80 (m2).
Distribution in NZ: New Zealand wide.
|Feeding guild:||Surface omnivore.|
|Diagnosis:||Genus Perinereis in Family Nereididae.
Proboscis area VI (top lateral, nearest to head) paragnath two curved bars. Area V (top middle, nearest to head) with triangular group of three conicals, antero-median the largest. Area I (top middle, nearest to jaws) with a single conical paragnath. Colour: Light green head. Anterior dorsal light green to yellow, becoming more brown posteriorly, with white parapodial bases and yellow-white midline pigment. Maximum size: 60 mm total length, 4 mm body width.
|Notable aspect:||Area I, V, and especially area VI paragnath pattern.|
|Comparisons:||A small species for a Perinereis, not readily confused with others if paragnaths can be examined.|
|Taxonomy:||Perinereis camiguinoides was first described from Juan Fernandez Island, offshore from Chile. It has not been recorded from Australia.|
|Distribution:||Chile, New Zealand.|
|Biology:||Also subtidal in holdfasts, etc. Metamorphoses and swarms, breeds over a long period from spring to autumn, and is surprisingly very common amongst nereids caught at light traps.|
|Best References:||Biology: No recommendation. Taxonomy: Augener (1922) Litorale Polychaeten von Juan Fernandez. The Natural History of Juan Fernandez and Easter Island 3:161-218.|
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|Genus diagnosis||More pictures||Further references (biology, etc)||Family Nereididae|
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