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Murrindisyllis San Martín, Aguado & Murray, 2007

1060749  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1060749)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
San Martin, G.; Aguado, M. T.; Murray, A. (2007). A new genus and species of Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Australia with unusual morphological characters and uncertain systematic position. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 120(1): 39–48.
page(s): 40-41 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology From San Martín et al. (2007: 41): "The generic name comes from an Australian aboriginal word, "Murrindi" meaning "five...  
Etymology From San Martín et al. (2007: 41): "The generic name comes from an Australian aboriginal word, "Murrindi" meaning "five fingers," referring to the amazing distal end of the dorsal cirri, and Syllis." [details]

Taxonomy According to its authors, the combination of peculiar characters in the new genus does not align it with any of the...  
Taxonomy According to its authors, the combination of peculiar characters in the new genus does not align it with any of the traditionally recognized subfamilies of the Syllidae. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Murrindisyllis San Martín, Aguado & Murray, 2007. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1060749 on 2019-10-14
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original description San Martin, G.; Aguado, M. T.; Murray, A. (2007). A new genus and species of Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Australia with unusual morphological characters and uncertain systematic position. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 120(1): 39–48.
page(s): 40-41 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Diagnosis Original diagnosis by San Martín et al. (2007: 40): "Body long, slender to filiform, with up to about 50–60 chaetigers; most specimens incomplete. Body surface with transverse ciliary bands. Prostomium triangular in shape, with two eyes and 3 smooth antennae. Median antenna very long, coiled, inserted on posterior part of prostomium; lateral antennae much shorter, originating on anterior margin, latero-ventrally situated. Palps completely fused to each other and also fused to prostomium. Two pairs of tentacular cirri similar in length to lateral antennae. Antennae, tentacular and dorsal cirri smooth. Anterior segments (about 9–10) fused in single piece, including proventricular segments; midbody segments forming groups of 2 or 3 fused chaetigers. Dorsal cirri anteriorly short, longer after proventricle, very long on midbody, presenting differences in length but without a fixed alternation pattern. Dorsal cirri of midbody ending in wide expansion with five longitudinal rows of internal vacuolated cells forming a ‘‘hand-like’’ structure, and joined by a membrane (‘‘webbed’’), distal end with five rounded shallow projections. Dorsal cirri of posterior parapodia short, papilliform. Ventral cirri digitiform, not projecting beyond parapodia, inserted basally. Parapodia with distal papilla. Anterior and midbody parapodia with compound, heterogomph chaetae. Blades and shafts partially fused towards posterior part of body. Posterior parapodia with simple chaetae resulting from fusion of blade with shaft. Solitary capillary dorsal and ventral chaetae on posterior parapodia. Pharynx short, unarmed, with 10 terminal papillae. Proventricle very long, about 5–7 segments. Pygidium with two long anal cirri." [details]

Etymology From San Martín et al. (2007: 41): "The generic name comes from an Australian aboriginal word, "Murrindi" meaning "five fingers," referring to the amazing distal end of the dorsal cirri, and Syllis." [details]

Taxonomy According to its authors, the combination of peculiar characters in the new genus does not align it with any of the traditionally recognized subfamilies of the Syllidae. [details]

Type designation According to Article 68 of the ICZN the type species, Murrindisyllis kooromundroola San Martín, Aguado & Murray, 2007, is fixed by monotypy, as it wasn't explicitly designated as the type in the original description. [details]