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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis pygoenigmatica Jones, 1968 
AphiaID: 157523

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis pygoenigmatica (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis Cerruti, 1909
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis pygoenigmatica Jones, 1968
Sources  original description Jones, Meredith L. (1968). Paraonis pygoenigmatica new species, a new annelid from Massachusetts (Polychaeta: Paraonidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 81: 323-334., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/107600#page/343/mode/1up
page(s): 327-332, figs. 1-23 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Massachusetts [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 editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 37457, locality Cape Cod Bay (Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, Atlantic coast of USA, Sta. SEP 1910-E3 (41º48.7'N, 70º04.6'W); about 7 m, hard-packed sand) [details]

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Feedingtype  adult: deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 6-13 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Western Atlantic: Cape Cod Bay (Massachussets) to Gulf of Mexico (Florida). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet pygoenigmatica is composed by the Greek root pygo-, meaning 'rear end' or 'the posterior part of the body', and the word enigmatica, form of the the Latin adjective aenigmatica (masculine: aenigmaticus) and meaning 'inexplicable', 'enigmatic', or 'obscure', and refers to the occurrence of pygidia with supernumerary anal cirri. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Compact sandy substrate at shallow water. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction One specimen from Cape Cod Bay ovigerous, incomplete posteriorly, 7 mm long for 62 chaetigers, 0.25 mm at its widest.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, Atlantic coast of USA (41.8117, -70.0767), at about 7 m depth, in hard-packed sand.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Deposited in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (holotype USNM 37457; 6 paratypes USNM 37458). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157523
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-23 07:30:30Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Paraonis pygoenigmatica. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157523 on 2016-09-26
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