WoRMS taxon details

Styraconyx qivitoq Kristensen & Higgins, 1984

136713  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136713)

accepted
Species
marine
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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  ZMC , locality Disko Island (Kronprinsens...  
Holotype ZMC , locality Disko Island (Kronprinsens Ejland, Disko Bay, West Greenland) [details]
Type locality contained in Greenlandic part of Baffin Bay  
type locality contained in Greenlandic part of Baffin Bay [details]
Distribution This species from the hallasi group was described from deep, subtidal localities off the coast of
Greenland, but was later...  
Distribution 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]
Guidetti, R.; McInnes, J. S.; Kristensen, M. R. (2018). World List of Tardigrada. Styraconyx qivitoq Kristensen & Higgins, 1984. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136713 on 2018-06-22
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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]  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  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype ZMC , locality Disko Island (Kronprinsens Ejland, Disko Bay, West Greenland) [details]
Allotype ZMC , locality Disko Island (Kronprinsens Ejland, Disko Bay, West Greenland) [details]
Paratype ZMC , locality Disko Island [details]
Paratype USNM 81192-81196, locality Disko Island [details]
Paratype MNHN , locality Disko Island [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Distribution 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]

Habitat on Bryozoa [details]