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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLitocorsa 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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  NHMUK 1968.96, locality Scotland (Atlantic...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of...  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 11-22 m.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 11-22 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Northeast Atlantic Ocean: northern Loch Linnhe...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Northeast Atlantic Ocean: northern Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil (Scotland, UK).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet stremma is an Ancient...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom, west coast of...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
Bellan, G. (2008). Litocorsa stremma Pearson, 1970. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130697 on 2017-11-18

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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 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 11-22 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Northeast Atlantic Ocean: northern Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil (Scotland, UK).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Soft sediments, consisting in different mixes of gravel, sand, silt and clay, at subtidal depths.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]