WoRMS taxon details

Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907

157543  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157543)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Moore, J.P. (1907). Descriptions of new species of spioniform annelids. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 59: 195-207, plates XV-XVI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/79427#page/203/mode/1up
page(s): 195-197, plate XV figs. 1-6 [details]   
Holotype  ANSP 850, locality Woods Hole (Northwest...  
Holotype ANSP 850, locality Woods Hole (Northwest Atlantic, USA, Massachusetts, Woods Hole, soft ooze at the bottom of the deepest part of the Eel Pond (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 41.5265º, long. -70.6705º)) [details]
Note Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts, Woods Hole, soft ooze at the bottom of the deepest part of the Eel Pond (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 41.5265º, long. -70.6705º).  [details]
Depth range Not stated, but quite probably shallow depths. Moore (1907: 197) points that the species was collected at the bottom of the...  
Depth range Not stated, but quite probably shallow depths. Moore (1907: 197) points that the species was collected at the bottom of the deepest part of the Eel Pond at Woods Hole. The "Atlantic Boating Almanac. 2004. Cape Cod, MA to Sandy Hook, NJ" (P.L. Griffes (Ed.). 2004. Boxell's Chandlery, Annapolis, MD, USA. 174 pp.), states that "Eel Pond, an extension of Great Harbor to the NE, is a basin with depths of 10 to 20'. In August 1981, the narrow entrance to the pond had a reported controlling depth of 8'." This way, the depth range of the species in its type locality could be of about 10-20 feet (3-6 m).  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA, from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.   
Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA, from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet heterobranchia is composed by the Greek prefix hetero-, meaning 'different', 'other' or...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet heterobranchia is composed by the Greek prefix hetero-, meaning 'different', 'other' or 'another', and the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers probably to the different types of branchiae present in the species, with the 1st and 5th pair being covered with numerous digitiform pinnules, the 2nd and 3rd pairs being smooth, and the 4rd pair being intermediate between the two forms, bearing only a few processes.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157543 on 2018-04-21
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2005-05-23 07:30:30Z
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original description Moore, J.P. (1907). Descriptions of new species of spioniform annelids. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 59: 195-207, plates XV-XVI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/79427#page/203/mode/1up
page(s): 195-197, plate XV figs. 1-6 [details]   

basis of record Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Foster, N.M. (1971). Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands. 36(129): 1-183., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506046 [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K.; Granados-Barba, A.; Solís-Weiss, V. (2009). Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp (eds.). Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://goo.gl/auMxy9 [details]   

redescription Delgado-Blas, V. H. 2014. Redescriptions and reestablishments of some species belonging to the genus Prionospio (Polychaeta, Spionidae) and descriptions of three new species. Helgoland Marine Research 68(1): 113-132, available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10152-013-0372-1
page(s): 114 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype ANSP 850, locality Woods Hole (Northwest Atlantic, USA, Massachusetts, Woods Hole, soft ooze at the bottom of the deepest part of the Eel Pond (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 41.5265º, long. -70.6705º)) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Not stated, but quite probably shallow depths. Moore (1907: 197) points that the species was collected at the bottom of the deepest part of the Eel Pond at Woods Hole. The "Atlantic Boating Almanac. 2004. Cape Cod, MA to Sandy Hook, NJ" (P.L. Griffes (Ed.). 2004. Boxell's Chandlery, Annapolis, MD, USA. 174 pp.), states that "Eel Pond, an extension of Great Harbor to the NE, is a basin with depths of 10 to 20'. In August 1981, the narrow entrance to the pond had a reported controlling depth of 8'." This way, the depth range of the species in its type locality could be of about 10-20 feet (3-6 m).  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA, from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet heterobranchia is composed by the Greek prefix hetero-, meaning 'different', 'other' or 'another', and the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers probably to the different types of branchiae present in the species, with the 1st and 5th pair being covered with numerous digitiform pinnules, the 2nd and 3rd pairs being smooth, and the 4rd pair being intermediate between the two forms, bearing only a few processes.  [details]

Habitat Soft ooze, at shallow waters.  [details]

Specimen Holotype deposited at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA (ANSP 850).  [details]

Type locality Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts, Woods Hole, soft ooze at the bottom of the deepest part of the Eel Pond (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 41.5265º, long. -70.6705º).  [details]