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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoe Pettibone, 1984 
AphiaID: 182930

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 editorAphroditiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoe (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoe symmytilida Pettibone, 1984 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoinae Pettibone, 1984
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiopolynoe [auctt.] (misspelling for Branchipolynoe)
Sources  original description Pettibone, Marian H. 1984. A new scale-worm commensal with deep-sea mussels on the Galapagos hydrothermal vent (Polychaeta: Polynoidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 97(1): 226-239.
page(s): 227 [details]

identification resource Desbruyères, D., M. Segonzac & M. Bright (eds.). (2006). Handbook of Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vent Fauna. Second Edition Denisia 18:1-544. (Copepods 316-355) (Polychaeta 183-296), available online at http://www.landesmuseum.at/datenbanken/digilit/?litnr=23702 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoe pettiboneae Miura & Hashimoto, 1991
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoe seepensis Pettibone, 1986
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchipolynoe symmytilida Pettibone, 1984
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Body short, flattened, spindle-shaped, segments 21, first achaetous. Elytra and elytrophores, 10 pairs on segments 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19. Dorsal cirri on non-elytra-bearing segments with short cirrophores and short styles. Dorsal tubercles on cirrigerous segments indistinct. Branchiae well developed, arborescent, on all parapodia from segment 2. Prostomium bilobed, subtriangular anterior lobes bearing minute frontal filaments; with short median antenna and pair of short palps; without lateral antennae and eyes. First or tentacular segment fused to prostomium, visible dorsally as short ring, achaetous; stout tentaculophores lateral to prostomium with 2 pairs of short tentacular cirri; without facial tubercle. Second or buccal segment with first pair of elytra and short ventral buccal cirri. Parapodia subbiramous. Notopodia small, with few short acicular notosetae. Neuropodia short, truncate, without projecting acicular lobes; with very numerous neurosetae including upper stout, slightly hooked ones separated by partition from very numerous slender ones. Ventral cirri short. Pygidium with pair of short anal cirri. Pharynx with 5 pairs of papillae and 2 pairs of jaws. Enlarged ventral papillae on segments 11 and 12. Commensal with mussels on deep-sea thermal vents [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Author: "Branchia, gills, plus polynoe, polynoid worm, (from genus Polynoe); referring to the characteristic gills on the polynoid worm" [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical gender feminine [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:182930
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Date   action   by
2005-10-10 13:44:45Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2006-09-06 06:55:51Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2007-02-01 10:44:13Z  changed  Barnich, Ruth
2016-04-03 21:46:47Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2016). Branchipolynoe Pettibone, 1984. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=182930 on 2016-08-26
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