Dark-marked Scaleworm

Lepidonotus melanogrammus Haswell, 1883

In members of this genus there are 12 pairs of elytrae and 26 segments. This species is the only polynoid with uniform very dark grey pigmentation throughout. This species has 2-3 dark pigmented crescents on each elytron, resulting in a very distinctive dorsal pattern. The elytrae are smooth

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What habitats does Lepidonotus melanogrammus live in?

Reef areas, to depths greater than 20 m

Locally found on the island under rocks in the lower intertidal zone

What is the distribution of Lepidonotus melanogrammus?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Lepidonotus melanogrammus grow?

Can grow to around 50mm

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