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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx sargassii Thulin, 1942 
AphiaID: 136715

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 sargassii (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx Thulin, 1942
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStyraconyx sargassii Thulin, 1942
Sources  original description Thulin, G. (1942). Ein neuer mariner Tardigrad. Meddel Goteborg Museum of Zoology. 99: 1–10. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Azores part of the North Atlantic Ocean [details]
From editor or global species database
Gulf of Mexico
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnited States part of the Gulf of Mexico [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish part of the Balearic Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin [details]
Mozambique Channel
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascan part of the Mozambique Channel [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnited States part of the North Pacific Ocean [details]
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
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 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This nominal species of the sargassi group has a long history of taxonomic confusion and
misidentification (for more details see Kristensen & Higgins 1984a). At present, it is not possible to determine
which records belong to this species and which do not. Kristensen & Higgins (1984a) suggested that this
species may be restricted to algal associations and that specimens from other substrates should be examined
very carefully. Additionally, the same authors rejected the suggestion by Renaud-Mornant (1967b) that the
Chitwood (1951) specimens (marked as Bathyechiniscus tetronyx, Chitwood 1954, p. 325) from the Gulf of
Mexico belong to S. sargassi. Rather, Kristensen & Higgins (1984a) stated that the Chitwood specimens are
neither of these species, but probably belong to two different taxa. For the purposes of this paper we have
included these records but identified them with bracketed question marks as it is not clear to which species
they should be attributed. According to Kristensen & Higgins (1984a), the only records that are most likely to
belong to S. sargassi are those of Rodriguez-Roda (1947, 1952) and Matthews 1938. In conclusion, and in
agreement with Kristensen & Higgins (1984a), only the specimens from California and the type locality should
be considered as valid, while other localities need confirmation. [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution semi-cosmopolitan [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136715
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 sargassii Thulin, 1942. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136715 on 2016-09-30
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