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Not stated by the author. The specific epithet pectoralis is a Latin word, either employed as a noun meaning 'anything worn around the chest', or as an adjective meaning 'of or pertaining to the chest or breast', and refers very likely to the presence of dark red thoracic ventral shields in the living specimens: "Les écussons, rosés en avant, sont' s'un rouge foncé à partir du 8e anneau" (Quatrefages, 1866: 359).
Quatrefages, A. (1866). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <b>Volume 2.</b>. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ OpenAccess publication
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