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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx nanoqsunguak Kristensen & Higgins, 1984 
AphiaID: 136711

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 nanoqsunguak (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx Thulin, 1942
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx nanoqsunguak Kristensen & Higgins, 1984
Sources  original description Kristensen, R.M. & Higgins, R.P. (1984). Revision of Styraconyx (Tardigrada: Halechiniscidae) with description of two new species from Disko Bay, West Greenland. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 391: 1-40. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Greenlandic part of Baffin Bay [details]
From editor or global species database
Adriatic Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Adriatic Sea [details]
Baffin Bay
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGreenlandic part of Baffin Bay [details]
Black Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUkrainian part of the Black Sea [details]
Indian Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaldives part of the Indian Ocean [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSeychellois part of the Indian Ocean [details]
Ionian Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Ionian Sea [details]
Ligurian Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Ligurian Sea [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaeroe Islands part of the North Atlantic Ocean [details]
Tyrrhenian Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Tyrrhenian Sea [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Arctic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
From other sources
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMC , locality Disko Island (Kronprinsens Ejland, Disko Bay, West Greenland) [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 USNM Invertebrate Zoology Meiofauna Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This is a species from the hallasi group described from deep subtidal localities off the coast of
Greenland but later reported mainly from the shallow subtidal zone in the Mediterranean basin (also in marine
caves) and warm water in the tropical zone of the Indian Ocean. Recently it was also found in the deep subtidal
zone of Faroe Bank and shallow subtidal zone of the Black Sea. Based on the Greenlandic cold water type
locality, taxonomic problems in the genus Styraconyx, and similarities between species from this genus, it is
our opinion that specimens from the Mediterranean basin, the Black Sea and tropical waters require reexamination.
This is especially important in the light of several recent studies, which suggest marine
tardigrades have generally rather restricted distributions and are connected with specific ecological conditions
(Faurby et al. 2011, see also Kristensen & Higgins 1984a). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136711
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2004). Styraconyx nanoqsunguak Kristensen & Higgins, 1984. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136711 on 2016-05-03
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