WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesostygarctus intermedius Renaud-Mornant, 1979

136726  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136726)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Renaud-Mornant, J. (1979). Tardigrades marins de Madagascar. II. Stygarctidae et Orellidae, III. Considérations écologiques générales. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Série 4e, 1 (2), 339–351. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  MNHN AF 316, locality Madagascar (station 5F)  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN AF 316, locality Madagascar (station 5F) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Madagascan part of the Mozambique Channel  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Madagascan part of the Mozambique Channel [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Although originally described from tropical of...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Although originally described from tropical of Madagascar (southern hemisphere), most later reports
are from the subtidal zone of the Mediterranean region (plus two recent reports from the Brazilian coast). This
species is probably an intertidal to subtidal species inhabiting sand and detritus, and it has also been reported
from marine cave sediments. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Transferred from Pseudostygarctus by Hansen et...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Transferred from Pseudostygarctus by Hansen et al. 2012 [details]
Guidetti, R.; van der Land, J. (2015). Mesostygarctus intermedius. In: Guidetti, R.; McInnes, J. S.; Kristensen, M. R. (2017). World list of Tardigrada. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136726 on 2017-12-16

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Renaud-Mornant, J. (1979). Tardigrades marins de Madagascar. II. Stygarctidae et Orellidae, III. Considérations écologiques générales. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Série 4e, 1 (2), 339–351. [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 Hansen, J. G., Kristensen, R. M. & Jørgensen, A. (2012). The armoured marine tardigrades (Arthrotardigrada, Tardigrada). Scientia Danica, series B Biologica 2, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. pp. 91. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudostygarctus intermedius (Renaud-Mornant, 1979)) van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN AF 316, locality Madagascar (station 5F) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Although originally described from tropical of Madagascar (southern hemisphere), most later reports
are from the subtidal zone of the Mediterranean region (plus two recent reports from the Brazilian coast). This
species is probably an intertidal to subtidal species inhabiting sand and detritus, and it has also been reported
from marine cave sediments. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Transferred from Pseudostygarctus by Hansen et al. 2012 [details]