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Stephen, A.C. (1956). Amalosoma eddystonense sp.n., a new species of Bonelliidae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 35(03): 605–608.
Amalosoma eddystonense sp.n., a new species of Bonelliidae
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
In October 1921, a specimen of an echiuroid was taken in the otter trawl of the S.S. Salpa, in the neighbourhood of the Eddystone lighthouse. The specimen, a female, was provisionally identified by Mr E. Ford as Hamingia arctica Kör & Dan. The pharynx and uteri were opened in an unsuccessful search for males, after which the specimen was preserved in alcohol and put in the museum at the Plymouth Laboratory. In the following month, two more specimens were taken in the dredge by Dr R. S. Clark, a few miles from the same locality, and placed in the museum without further examination. No more specimens were obtained until April 1925, when one was taken in a trawl offRame Head, near the entrance to Plymouth Harbour. This specimen was examined by O. D. Hunt, and was found to be a female with uteri containing ripe eggs. Twenty-eight males of minute size were discovered attached externally to the female in a groove in the skin which extended for a short distance in the median line just posterior to what appeared to be a single genital orifice.
Atlantic Ocean (without specification)