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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907 
AphiaID: 157543

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio heterobranchia (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio Malmgren, 1867
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907
Sources  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]

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-013-0372-1
page(s): 114 [details]

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio heterobranchia newportensis Reish, 1959 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio newportensis Reish, 1959
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio heterobranchia texana Hartman, 1951 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio texana Hartman, 1951
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Woods Hole [details]
From other sources
Belize
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelize [details]
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
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]
Panama
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPanama [details]
Trinidad and Tobago
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTrinidad and Tobago [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of the USA, from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Soft ooze, at shallow waters.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpecimen Holotype deposited at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA (ANSP 850).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157543
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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). Prionospio heterobranchia. 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=157543 on 2016-08-25
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