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The specific epithet distorta is a Latin adjective meaning 'distorted' or 'deformed'. It is not explicitly stated, but the name refers clearly to the body shape of the holotype, as described by the author: "From the fourth to the eighth setigerous somites there is a rapid increase in length and breadth, the eighth being two and a half times the width and three to four times the length of the peristomium. Possibly some of these differences are due to distortion caused by preservation methods" (Treadwell, 1936: 273).
Treadwell, Aaron L. 1936. Polychaetous annelids from Amoy, China. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 83(2984): 261-279. available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7767781#page/299/mode/1up 
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