WoRMS taxon details

Balanoglossus gigas Müller in Spengel, 1893

266573  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:266573)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Muller F (1898) Observações sobre a fauna marinha. Rev Mus Paulista 3: 35. [details]   
Shenkar, N.; Swalla, B.J.; van der Land, J. (2018). Hemichordata World Database. Balanoglossus gigas Müller in Spengel, 1893. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=266573 on 2018-02-25
Date
action
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2008-01-04 16:37:03Z
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original description Muller F (1898) Observações sobre a fauna marinha. Rev Mus Paulista 3: 35. [details]   

original description  (ofBalanoglossus biminiensis Willey, 1899) Willey A (1899) Enteropneusta from the South Pacific, with notes on the West Indian species. Willey's Zoological Results III: 32-335. [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofBalanoglossus biminiensis Willey, 1899) van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

additional source  (ofBalanoglossus biminiensis Willey, 1899) Cameron, C. B. 2009. Hemichordata of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1173–1175 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Length B. gigas is the longest hemichordate described, and can grow up to 1.5m in length. [details]