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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNicon polaris Hartman, 1967 
AphiaID: 173744

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnonereidinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNicon (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNicon polaris (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNicon Kinberg, 1866
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNicon polaris Hartman, 1967
Sources  original description Hartman, O. 1967. Polychaetous annelids collected by the USNS Eltanin and Staten Island cruises, chiefly from Antarctic Seas. Allan Hancock Monographs in Marine Biology, 2: 1-387. [details]

status source de León-González, Jesús Angel; Trovant, Berenice. (2013). A new species of Nicon Kinberg, 1866 (Polychaeta, Nereididae) from Ecuador, Eastern Pacific, with a key to all known species of the genus. ZooKeys. 269: 67-76., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.269.4003
page(s): 73; note: keyed but of doubtful status [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Bransfield Strait [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Nicon polaris was regarded as doubtfully in Nicon by Pettibone (1971), and de León-González & Trovant (2013) seem to agree as they state "Nicon polaris was described based on an epitoke; however, the possession of an expanded elytra-shaped dorsal cirrus in the chaetiger 7 makes it doubtful that it belongs to Nicon; a similar structure is found in Kainonereis ...". Nevertheless they tabulate its characters and include it in their key. Therefore no change is yet required to its status in WoRMS. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpecimen Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USNM) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Antarctic Ocean, Bransfield Strait [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:173744
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-07-13 08:37:11Z  created  Braeckman, Ulrike
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Nicon polaris. 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=173744 on 2015-08-03
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