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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx qivitoq Kristensen & Higgins, 1984 
AphiaID: 136713

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 qivitoq (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx Thulin, 1942
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx qivitoq 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]
Ionian Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Ionian Sea [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorItalian part of the Mediterranean Sea - Western 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
Notes 
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Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution This species from the hallasi group was described from deep, subtidal localities off the coast of
Greenland, but was later reported 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 has been reported from the deep
subtidal zone of Faroe Bank and the shallow subtidal zone in the Black Sea. In our opinion, similar to S.
nanoqsunguak, specimens of S. qivitoq from the Mediterranean basin and tropical waters need re-examination
to be sure they belong to this species (see remarks for S. nanoqsunguak). Kristensen & Higgins (1984a)
described this species as parasitic on bryozoans. It is similar to another parasite: Styraconyxinae, Tetrakentron
synaptae, which feeds on its host, the holothurian Leptosynapta galliennei. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorHabitat on Bryozoa [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136713
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 qivitoq Kristensen & Higgins, 1984. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136713 on 2016-10-01
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