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Orbinia papillosa Orbiniidae (orbiniid)
Scolecida (Annelida: Polychaeta)
Orbinia  papillosa  (Ehlers, 1907).   Family Orbiniidae  
     Orbinia papillosa
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 Habitat: Intertidal. Soft shore. . Infaunal. Depth range:  (m). Salinity regime: Estuary-like variation. Microhabitat:   Tube: 
Occurrence:  Data unavailable. Density:  (m2).
Distribution in NZ: 
 Feeding guild: Data unavailable.
 Diagnosis:  Genus Orbinia in Family Orbiniidae.
Data unavailable Colour:  Maximum size:  mm total length, mm body width.
 Notable aspect: Data unavailable
 Comparisons:  Data unavailable
 Taxonomy:  The type locality is Waiheke, Auckland Harbour. The only prior descriptions appear to be the type description of Ehlers and a brief description by Estcourt (Estcourt 1967) recording 26-27 thoracic segments, with ventral papillae on chaetigers 21-33 (compare Ehlers 33 thoracic, with papillae on 25-37). Hartman (Hartman 1957) has only a listing, and Day (Day 1977) strangely states "I have nothing to add to the very clear published descriptions."
 Distribution: Endemic.
 Best References:   Biology: No recommendation. Taxonomy: No recommendation.

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