status sourceBarnich, R.; Fiege, D. (2009). Revision of the genus Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) in the Northeast Atlantic. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 2104: 1-76. page(s): 21; note: included in the synonymy of Harmothoe areolata, following other authors, but without comment [details] Available for editors [request]
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Etymology Presumed to be named 'ampullifera' for the enlarged dorsal cirri. [details] Specimen Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [details] Synonymy Fauvel 1927 referred Andresia ampullifera to Harmothe areolata. He wrote (in translation): "
This new genus was established by A. Prenant for a Polynoid from Ile Bréhat represented by a unique specimen remarkable for its cirri with large vesicular subterminal bulges. M Prenant having communicated this specimen to us later, we were able to recognize that it is by no means a new species and even less of a new genus, but a beautiful specimen of the shape with swelling cirri of the Harmothoë areolata Grube. This form has already been reported by Saint-Joseph and we have also found it among specimens from Monaco. The modification to the dorsal cirri relates to a more or less large number of these appendages, but generally not on all at once. Under the name of Antinoe nobilis, Ray Lankester (18l6, p. 275, pl. LI, fig. 1-9) has given in this form a description and excellent figures which correspond very well to the specimen of M. Prenant. Those of Ray Lankester came from the island of Herm, a locality relatively close to Bréhat. [details] Type locality Atlantic Ocean, western France [details]