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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774) 
AphiaID: 104906

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalochordata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocardii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostomatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma Costa, 1834
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphioxus lanceolatus Pallas, 1774 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma haecklii Franz, 1922
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma lubricum Costa, 1834
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimax lanceolatus Pallas, 1774
Sources  original description Pallas, P.S. (1774) Spicilegia zoologica, quibus novae imprimis et obscurae animalium species iconibus, descriptionibus atque commentariis illustrantur cura P.S. Pallas. Berolini. Fasciculus 10, pp. 1-41, 4 Pl. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/88619#page/103/mode/1up [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlancetfisk  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlancetvisje  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlancelet  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlanceletUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoramphioxus  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLanzettierchenUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLanzettfischchen  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlansettfisk  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlansettfisk  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlansettfisk  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma lanceolatum belcheri Tattersall, 1903 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma belcheri Gray, 1847
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast North Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlanktonNet Image 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (13 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (205 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (59808 nucleotides; 474 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum is considered an invertebrate although the species bears quite some resemblance with ‘primitive fish’. It is possible to distinguish a head with a mouth surrounded by fine tentacles (used to gather food), a ‘body and a ‘tail’. The animal is covered with fins and manages to cover small distances by swimming; however, the lancelet is buried in coarse sediment most of the time. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Branchiostoma lanceolatum was widely spread outside the near-coastal zone and reached densities of 600 ind./m2 maximally in that area. In the 1994-2001 period the distribution of the species was remarkably more limited and lower densities were observed: B. lanceolatum was exclusively found near the Hinder Banks in densities of maximum 120 ind./m2. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Branchiostoma lanceolatum clearly prefers coarse sediments: the relative occurrence in sediments with a median grain size of 600-650 μm amounts to 20%. The mud content of the sediment is always less than 10%. [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Poll (1947, fig. 265)
Poll (1947, fig. 265)
Poll (1947, fig. 266)
Poll (1947, fig. 266)

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:104906
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-04 16:37:03Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-05-06 11:50:34Z  checked  Nishikawa, Teruaki
  
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  Citation: Nishikawa, T. (2014). Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=104906 on 2014-07-25
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