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Not explicitly stated by the author. The specfic epithet signata is a Latin participle meaning 'marked', 'indicated' or 'distinguished', and could refer to the colour pattern of the type specimen: "The dorsal surface is beautifully marked with dark-purple spots, which extend over the upper part of the feet, leaving a hollow space in the centre free from them" (Baird, 1864: 9).
Baird, William. (1864). Description of a new British Annelide, belonging to the tribe Rapacea of Grube = Annelida errantia of Milne-Edwards. <em>Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Ser. Zoology.</em> 8(29): 8-10, plate I fig. 1. available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31601750 OpenAccess publication
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