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|Perinereis pseudocamiguina|| Nereididae (nereidid/rag worm)
Phyllodocida (Annelida: Polychaeta)
|Perinereis pseudocamiguina Augener, 1922. Family Nereididae|
Perinereis pseudocamiguina atoke whole body|
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|Habitat:||Intertidal. Subtidal. Rocky shore. Sheltered to open beaches. Epifaunal. Depth range: 0-5 (m). Salinity regime: Marine only. Microhabitat: Low tide rock crevices and in turf of coralline algae. Tube: None known.|
|Occurrence:|| Consistently occurring. Density: 20 (m2).
Distribution in NZ: New Zealand wide. Augener found it at northern North Island locations, but it occurs widely.
|Feeding guild:||Surface omnivore.|
|Diagnosis:||Genus Perinereis in Family Nereididae.
Proboscis area VI (lateral nearest head) with single transverse bar, area V (midline nearest head) with 3 large conicals in a triangle, and area I (midline nearest jaws) with 2 conicals in longitudinal line. Superior notopodial ligule enlarged in posterior body, with short dorsal cirrus near its tip. Colour: Dark green anterior dorsal body and head, becoming lighter green posteriorly, sometimes with a banded appeaance, and partly overlaid with yellow-green surface pigmentation. Maximum size: 60 mm total length, 4 mm body width.
|Notable aspect:||Paragnath pattern on areas I, V, VI.|
|Comparisons:||Confusable with P. ambylodonta but smaller and paragnath pattern distinct.|
|Taxonomy:||Not recorded for Australia.|
|Distribution:||Offshore Chile, New Zealand.|
|Biology:||Little is known. Metamorphoses and swarms, breeding in spring.|
|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.|
|Synonyms, NZ records||Original figures||Original description details|
|Genus diagnosis||More pictures||Further references (biology, etc)||Family Nereididae|
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