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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoglossus graveolens Giray & King, 1996 
AphiaID: 158483

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemichordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEnteropneusta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor[unassigned] Enteropneusta (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarrimaniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoglossus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtoglossus van der Horst, 1935
Source  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]

Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy [details]
Specimens 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 173686, locality Maine (Lowes Cove) [details]

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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 Hemichordata Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions ~24cm on average, with the largest specimen being 47cm. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat This species was originally discovered in intertidal mud flats (benthic). It has also been found in subtidal areas. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet mucusciliary feeders, but also swallow a considerable amount of sand and presumably obtain nourishment from detritus ingested at the same time [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction sexes are separate but may be indistinguishable externally; fertilization is external (dispersed in water) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158483
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-26 07:43:32Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2006-04-18 12:43:45Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-04 16:37:03Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2011-08-19 16:19:09Z  changed  Konikoff, Charlotte
  
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  Citation: Konikoff, C.; van der Land, J. (2014). Protoglossus graveolens Giray & King, 1996. In: Shenkar, N; Swalla, B.J.; van der Land, J. (2014) Hemichordata World Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158483 on 2014-10-31
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