WoRMS taxon details

Spathochaeta octopodis Jimi, Moritaki & Kajihara, 2019

1321351  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1321351)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Jimi, N.; Moritaki, T.; Kajihara, H. (2019). Polychaete meets octopus: symbiotic relationship between Spathochaeta octopodis gen. et sp. nov. (Annelida: Chrysopetalidae) and Octopus sp. (Mollusca: Octopodidae). <em>Systematics and Biodiversity.</em> 17(1): 80-85., available online at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14772000.2018.1520753 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  NSMT NSMT-Pol H-654, geounit Kumano Basin  
Holotype NSMT NSMT-Pol H-654, geounit Kumano Basin [details]
Note on Octopus sp. bycatch collected by fishing...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality on Octopus sp. bycatch collected by fishing trawler Jinsho-maru XVIII off Owase, Kumano Sea, Central Japan, 34.1, 136.3333 (34 06' N, 136 20' E), , 150 m [details]
Etymology authors: "['octopodis' is] noun in the genitive case of the Latin octopus, indicating the host organism of the new species"  
Etymology authors: "['octopodis' is] noun in the genitive case of the Latin octopus, indicating the host organism of the new species" [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Spathochaeta octopodis Jimi, Moritaki & Kajihara, 2019. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1321351 on 2020-04-08
Date
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2019-01-15 23:02:02Z
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original description Jimi, N.; Moritaki, T.; Kajihara, H. (2019). Polychaete meets octopus: symbiotic relationship between Spathochaeta octopodis gen. et sp. nov. (Annelida: Chrysopetalidae) and Octopus sp. (Mollusca: Octopodidae). <em>Systematics and Biodiversity.</em> 17(1): 80-85., available online at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14772000.2018.1520753 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype NSMT NSMT-Pol H-654, geounit Kumano Basin [details]
From editor or global species database
Etymology authors: "['octopodis' is] noun in the genitive case of the Latin octopus, indicating the host organism of the new species" [details]

Habitat authors: "Spathochaeta octopodis gen. et sp. nov. was collected from the external body surface of Octopus sp. Our observation that the living specimen of S. octopodis kept attaching on the octopus’ body surface for three days strongly supports a symbiotic relation between the species and the octopus, instead of an accidental attachment. When alive, the worm was observed to move around from the mantle to web of the host octopus. However, further findings and observations on the behaviour of the species are required to confirm the postulated symbiotic association." [details]

Type locality on Octopus sp. bycatch collected by fishing trawler Jinsho-maru XVIII off Owase, Kumano Sea, Central Japan, 34.1, 136.3333 (34 06' N, 136 20' E), , 150 m [details]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese tako-yadori-gokai  [details]