WoRMS note details
Not stated, unclear. The specific epithet
seems to be a form of the Latin adjective
, meaning 'basal' or 'located at or near the base', but from the original description it is not apparent to what it refers to.
Hartman, Olga. (1961). Polychaetous annelids from California. <em>Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions.</em> 25: 1-226.
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