WoRMS taxon details

Protoglossus graveolens Giray & King, 1996

158483  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158483)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Giray, C. and G.M. King. 1996. Protoglossus graveolens, a new hemichordate (Hemichordata: Enteropneusta: Harrimanidae) from the Northwest Atlantic. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 109 (3): 430-445., available online at http://biostor.org/reference/74353 [details]   
Holotype  USNM 173686, locality Maine (Lowes Cove)  
Holotype USNM 173686, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]
Distribution This species has been found in Lowes and Clark Cove (Maine), and co-occurs with S. bromophenolosus. However, it can burrow...  
Distribution This species has been found in Lowes and Clark Cove (Maine), and co-occurs with S. bromophenolosus. However, it can burrow deeper than the latter species. [details]

Etymology The animal emits a strong bromoform odor. The species name graveolens ("strognly smelling") comes from the Latin gravis...  
Etymology The animal emits a strong bromoform odor. The species name graveolens ("strognly smelling") comes from the Latin gravis ("grave" or "heavy") and Latin -olens ("smelling" - from the verb olere). [details]
Shenkar, N.; Swalla, B.J.; van der Land, J. (2018). Hemichordata World Database. Protoglossus graveolens Giray & King, 1996. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158483 on 2018-05-27
Date
action
by
2005-05-26 07:43:32Z
created
2006-04-18 12:43:45Z
changed
2008-01-04 16:37:03Z
changed
2011-08-19 16:19:09Z
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original description Giray, C. and G.M. King. 1996. Protoglossus graveolens, a new hemichordate (Hemichordata: Enteropneusta: Harrimanidae) from the Northwest Atlantic. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 109 (3): 430-445., available online at http://biostor.org/reference/74353 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Paratype USNM 173690, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]
Holotype USNM 173686, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]
Paratype USNM 173689, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]
Paratype USNM 173691, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]
Paratype USNM 173687, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]
Paratype USNM 173688, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]
From editor or global species database
Dimensions ~24cm on average, with the largest specimen being 47cm. [details]

Distribution This species has been found in Lowes and Clark Cove (Maine), and co-occurs with S. bromophenolosus. However, it can burrow deeper than the latter species. [details]

Etymology The animal emits a strong bromoform odor. The species name graveolens ("strognly smelling") comes from the Latin gravis ("grave" or "heavy") and Latin -olens ("smelling" - from the verb olere). [details]

Habitat This species was originally discovered in intertidal mud flats (benthic). It has also been found in subtidal areas. [details]

From other sources
Diet mucusciliary feeders, but also swallow a considerable amount of sand and presumably obtain nourishment from detritus ingested at the same time [details]

Reproduction sexes are separate but may be indistinguishable externally; fertilization is external (dispersed in water) [details]