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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx craticulus (Pollock, 1983) 
AphiaID: 136707

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTardigrada (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterotardigrada (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthrotardigrada (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalechiniscidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyxinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx craticulus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx Thulin, 1942
Sources  original description Pollock, L.W. (1983). A closer look at some marine Heterotardigrada, II: The morphology and taxonomy of Bathyechiniscus, with a description of B. craticulus n. sp. from the Caribbean. Bulletin of Marine Science. 33 (1): 109-117. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality United States Virgin Islands [details]
From editor or global species database
Adriatic Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Adriatic Sea [details]
Alboran Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMoroccan part of the Alboran Sea [details]
Caribbean Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGuadeloupe & Martinique part of the Caribbean Sea [details]
Coral Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustralian part of the Coral Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoral Sea [details]
Ionian Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Ionian Sea [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDominican Republic part of the North Atlantic Ocean [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaitian part of the North Atlantic Ocean [details]
Red Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEgyptian part of the Red Sea [details]
Tasman Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustralian part of the Tasman Sea [details]
Tyrrhenian Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Tyrrhenian Sea [details]
From other sources
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 68683, locality Virgin Islands (Smuggler's cove, east end of St. Croix) [details]

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution circum-(sub)tropical [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution Styraconyx craticulus belongs to the sargassi group and has been mainly reported from tropical and
subtropical regions (see Kristensen & Higgins 1984a); however, it has also been found in the southern regions
of the temperate zone. Primarily an intertidal species, it has also been reported from subtidal localities in the
Mediterranean region. Reports include a range of substrate types, e.g. sand and algae in the Mediterranean and
Caribbean regions, and algae on barnacles in the Australian regions (see Kristensen & Higgins 1984a). Such
wide geographic distribution and habitats may suggest that specimens from different regions belong to
genetically different but morphologically similar taxa. For example, there has previously been some confusion
in the distinction between the genera Bathyechiniscus and Styraconyx. These two genera were partially
synonymised by Pollock (1983), but later the confusion was explained by Kristensen & Higgins (1984a) and
now the two genera, Bathyechiniscus and Styraconyx, although closely related are clearly separate taxa (for a
more detailed discussion see Kristensen & Higgins 1984a). Moreover, Kristensen & Higgins (1984a) divided
species from the genus Styraconyx into two different groups, sargassi and hallasi, based on morphology of
claw hooks. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136707
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: van der Land, J. (2004). Styraconyx craticulus (Pollock, 1983). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136707 on 2016-07-23
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