WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBatillipes noerrevangi Kristensen, 1978

136667  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136667)

accepted
Species
marine
Kristensen, R.M. (1978). Notes on marine Heterotardigrades. 1. Description of two new Batillipes species, using the electron microscope. Zoologischer Anzeiger. 200: 1-17. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  ZMUC Ba 107  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMUC Ba 107 [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Danish part of the Kattegat  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Danish part of the Kattegat [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Kristensen (1978) showed that this is a very...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Kristensen (1978) showed that this is a very variable species especially in the length and shape of the caudal
spike/s, with the length and the shape of the caudal spike/s dependant on water temperature. It was reported
that the caudal spike/s rapidly responded to changes in water temperature, and body length to changes in
salinity (Kristensen 1978). However, it was not clear whether these characteristics are unique to B.
noerrevangi or are common to other Batillipes species. Kristensen (1978) also demonstrated that dorsal
cuticle structure is a good taxonomic character to differentiate Batillipes species (as in Echiniscoides taxa).
However, this character requires Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) examination. It should be noted that some records of B. mirus and B. dicrocercus should be attributed to this
taxon. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is known only from intertidal...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is known only from intertidal localities with low water salinity (4–20‰) in the North Sea. [details]
van der Land, J. (2004). Batillipes noerrevangi Kristensen, 1978. In: Guidetti, R.; McInnes, J. S.; Kristensen, M. R. (2017). World list of Tardigrada. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136667 on 2017-12-15

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original description Kristensen, R.M. (1978). Notes on marine Heterotardigrades. 1. Description of two new Batillipes species, using the electron microscope. Zoologischer Anzeiger. 200: 1-17. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tardigrada, 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. 236 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Degma, P.; Bertolani, R.; Guidetti, R. (2009-2016). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species. (Assessed 10/02/2017) pp. 46., available online at http://www.tardigrada.modena.unimo.it/miscellanea/Actual%20checklist%20of%20Tardigrada.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMUC Ba 107 [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Kristensen (1978) showed that this is a very variable species especially in the length and shape of the caudal
spike/s, with the length and the shape of the caudal spike/s dependant on water temperature. It was reported
that the caudal spike/s rapidly responded to changes in water temperature, and body length to changes in
salinity (Kristensen 1978). However, it was not clear whether these characteristics are unique to B.
noerrevangi or are common to other Batillipes species. Kristensen (1978) also demonstrated that dorsal
cuticle structure is a good taxonomic character to differentiate Batillipes species (as in Echiniscoides taxa).
However, this character requires Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) examination. It should be noted that some records of B. mirus and B. dicrocercus should be attributed to this
taxon. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is known only from intertidal localities with low water salinity (4–20‰) in the North Sea. [details]