WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx hallasi Kristensen, 1977

136708  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136708)

accepted
Species
marine
Kristensen, R.M. (1977). On the marine genus Styraconyx (Tardigrada, Heterotardigrada, Halechiniscidae) with description of a new species from a warm spring on Disco Island. Astarte. 10: 87–91. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  ZMC Tard. Go 1, locality Disko Island...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMC Tard. Go 1, locality Disko Island (Godhavn and Fortune Bay) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Greenlandic part of Baffin Bay  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Greenlandic part of Baffin Bay [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species from the hallasi group was...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species from the hallasi group was described from warm, radioactive, freshwater or slightly salty
springs along the coast of Greenland, and later it was reported from the subtidal zone in the Ionian Sea. In our
opinion, based on the specific habitat of the type locality, the presence of this species in marine subtidal
environments of the Ionian Sea needs confirmation. It is the only example of a member of a marine genus in
freshwater habitats (but see also Echiniscoides s. sigismundi). [details]
Guidetti, R.; van der Land, J. (2015). Styraconyx hallasi Kristensen, 1977. 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=136708 on 2017-12-16

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2005-02-06 16:25:13Z
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original description Kristensen, R.M. (1977). On the marine genus Styraconyx (Tardigrada, Heterotardigrada, Halechiniscidae) with description of a new species from a warm spring on Disco Island. Astarte. 10: 87–91. [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 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyechiniscus hallasi (Kristensen, 1977)) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMC Tard. Go 1, locality Disko Island (Godhavn and Fortune Bay) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParatype ZMC Tard. Go 1, locality Disko Island (Godhavn and Fortune Bay) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParatype ZMC , locality Disko Island (Godhavn and Fortune Bay) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species from the hallasi group was described from warm, radioactive, freshwater or slightly salty
springs along the coast of Greenland, and later it was reported from the subtidal zone in the Ionian Sea. In our
opinion, based on the specific habitat of the type locality, the presence of this species in marine subtidal
environments of the Ionian Sea needs confirmation. It is the only example of a member of a marine genus in
freshwater habitats (but see also Echiniscoides s. sigismundi). [details]