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Myrianida convoluta
Myrianida convoluta
Taxonomic Group: Annelids-Polychaetes


Myrianida convoluta is a Syllid polychaete. It was first described from the Bay of Naples in Italy, but its native region is unknown. It has been reported from a number of global locations and small variations in morphology across populations suggest that ‘M. convoluta’ may be a complex of cryptic species. It is introduced in Southern California where it is known from kelp beds and docks in the Los Angeles area. Like other Syllids, it reproduces by epitoky. During epitoky its body breaks into segments, some of which become modified for carrying gametes and swimming. No impacts have been reported from introduced populations.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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