WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio 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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  ANSP 850, locality Woods Hole (Northwest...  
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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts,...  
From editor or global species database
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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated, but quite probably shallow depths....  
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...  
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...  
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 editorType locality Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts,...  
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]
WoRMS (2008). Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157543 on 2017-11-23

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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 
 

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]
From editor or global species database
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]