A New Species of Autolytus (Polychaeta: Syllidae) Commensal on a California Hydrocoral
Wright, John D.
Woodwick, Keith H.
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A new species of polychaete of the genus Autolytus is described from the hydrocoral Allopora californica. The atolcous stage lives on the surface of the hydrocoral within a blister of host origin. This type of host association was not previously known in the genus Autolytus .