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]   
Swalla, B.J.; van der Land, J. (2019). 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 2019-09-17
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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  (of Balanoglossus 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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