WoRMS taxon details

Litocorsa stremma Pearson, 1970

130697  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130697)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pearson, T.H. (1970). Litocorsa stremma a new genus and species of pilargid (Polychaeta: Annelida) from the west coast of Scotland, with notes on two other pilargid species. Journal of Natural History. 4(1): 69-77., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937000770071
page(s): 69-74, figs. 1, 2A [details]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1968.96, locality Scotland (Atlantic...  
Holotype NHMUK 1968.96, locality Scotland (Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of Scotland, Northern Loch Linnhe (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 56.68º, long. -5.29º); 11-22 m, in 18% sand, 80% silt and 1% clay, to 46% sand, 47% silt and 6% clay, salinity between 31 and 32‰, temperature between 6 and 13ºC) [details]
Note Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of Scotland, Northern Loch Linnhe (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 56.68º, long. -5.29º), between 11-22 m.  [details]
Depth range 11-22 m.   
Depth range 11-22 m.  [details]

Distribution Northeast Atlantic Ocean: northern Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil (Scotland, UK).   
Distribution Northeast Atlantic Ocean: northern Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil (Scotland, UK).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet stremma is an Ancient Greek word meaning 'sprain', 'dislocation' or 'that which is twisted, thread',...  
Etymology The specific epithet stremma is an Ancient Greek word meaning 'sprain', 'dislocation' or 'that which is twisted, thread', and refers to the body shape of the species, "The body is very long and thin with a smooth, thick cuticle, inconspicuous parapodia, and slight intersegmental annulations, giving it a particular thread-like appearance for which is named" (Pearson, 1970: 70).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Litocorsa stremma Pearson, 1970. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130697 on 2018-05-23
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Pearson, T.H. (1970). Litocorsa stremma a new genus and species of pilargid (Polychaeta: Annelida) from the west coast of Scotland, with notes on two other pilargid species. Journal of Natural History. 4(1): 69-77., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937000770071
page(s): 69-74, figs. 1, 2A [details]   

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

redescription Vieitez, J.M.; M.A.; Alós, C.; Parapar, J.; Besteiro, C.; Moreira, J.; Nunez, J.; Laborda, J.; and San Martin, G. (2004). Annelida Polychaeta I. Fauna Iberica. Ramos, M.A. et al (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Vol. 25:1-530 [sections separate authorship not recognised here]. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1968.96, locality Scotland (Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of Scotland, Northern Loch Linnhe (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 56.68º, long. -5.29º); 11-22 m, in 18% sand, 80% silt and 1% clay, to 46% sand, 47% silt and 6% clay, salinity between 31 and 32‰, temperature between 6 and 13ºC) [details]
Paratype NHMUK 1968.97, locality Scotland (Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of Scotland, Northern Loch Linnhe (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 56.68º, long. -5.29º); 11-22 m, in 18% sand, 80% silt and 1% clay, to 46% sand, 47% silt and 6% clay, salinity between 31 and 32‰, temperature between 6 and 13ºC) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 11-22 m.  [details]

Distribution Northeast Atlantic Ocean: northern Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil (Scotland, UK).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet stremma is an Ancient Greek word meaning 'sprain', 'dislocation' or 'that which is twisted, thread', and refers to the body shape of the species, "The body is very long and thin with a smooth, thick cuticle, inconspicuous parapodia, and slight intersegmental annulations, giving it a particular thread-like appearance for which is named" (Pearson, 1970: 70).  [details]

Habitat Soft sediments, consisting in different mixes of gravel, sand, silt and clay, at subtidal depths.  [details]

Type locality Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of Scotland, Northern Loch Linnhe (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 56.68º, long. -5.29º), between 11-22 m.  [details]