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Tzetlin, A.B.; Britaev, T.A. (1985). A new species of the Spionidae (Polychaeta) with asexual reproduction associated with sponges. Zoologica Scripta. 14(3): 177-181.
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10.1111/j.1463-6409.1985.tb00188.x [view]
Tzetlin, A.B.; Britaev, T.A.
1985
A new species of the Spionidae (Polychaeta) with asexual reproduction associated with sponges
Zoologica Scripta
14(3): 177-181
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
Polydorella smurovi sp.n. is described from an underwater coral bank near the Dachlak Archipelago (Red Sea). This new species has alternating sexual and asexual (paratomy) reproduction, short caruncle, specialised broom-like setae on segment 5 and capillary setae in the neuropodia of the same segment. Worms inhabited the surface of a red sponge covering a block of a dead coral. The genus Polydorella Augener is re-established and its diagnosis altered.
Red Sea
Associations, Symbiosis, Commensalism (parasitism see *PAR)
Reproduction
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype ZI 1/47660, geounit Dahlak, identified as Polydorella smurovi Tzetlin & Britaev, 1985
Paratype ZI 1/47661, geounit Dahlak, identified as Polydorella smurovi Tzetlin & Britaev, 1985
 Association

Found on the surface of an unidentifoed red sponge, at a depth of 25 m.  [details]

 Distribution

Red Sea: near Dahlak Archipelago (Eritrea).  [details]

 Etymology

The species is named in honor of Dr. A.V. Smurov, organiser and head of the 9th cruise of the R/V Academic ... [details]

 Habitat

On the surface of an unidentified red sponge, at a depth of 25 m. The worms build thin mucous tubes on th surface ... [details]

 Reproduction

Asexual, by paratomy. Specimens undergo fission after reaching the stage of 13-14 chaetigers. The growth zone ... [details]

 Type locality

Red Sea, Eritrea, underwater coral bank near Dahlak (= Dachlak) Archipelago (17º08.5'N, 39º40'.0'E).  [details]