WoRMS taxon details

Benthoscolex Horst, 1912

324634  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324634)

accepted
Genus
Benthoscolex coecus Horst, 1912 (type by monotypy)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Horst, Rutgerus. (1912). Polychaeta errantia of the Siboga Expedition. Part 1, Amphinomidae. Siboga-Expeditie Uitkomsten op Zoologisch, Bonatisch, Oceanographisch en Geologisch gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-Indië 1899-1900. 24a: 1-43, 10 plates., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2187401
page(s): 38 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Derived from the Greek words benthos, meaning 'depth', and scolex, meaning 'worm', referring presumably to the deep depth...  
Etymology Derived from the Greek words benthos, meaning 'depth', and scolex, meaning 'worm', referring presumably to the deep depth where the worm was originally collected. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Benthoscolex Horst, 1912. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324634 on 2018-02-20
Date
action
by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2015-05-21 04:42:11Z
changed
2015-11-22 23:08:05Z
changed
2018-01-17 14:14:42Z
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original description Horst, Rutgerus. (1912). Polychaeta errantia of the Siboga Expedition. Part 1, Amphinomidae. Siboga-Expeditie Uitkomsten op Zoologisch, Bonatisch, Oceanographisch en Geologisch gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-Indië 1899-1900. 24a: 1-43, 10 plates., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2187401
page(s): 38 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

status source Borda, Elizabeth; Yáñez-Rivera, Beatriz; Ochoa, Gabriela M.; Kudenov, Jerry D.; Sanchez-Ortiz, Carlos; Schulze, Anja; Rouse, Greg W. (2015). Revamping Amphinomidae (Annelida: Amphinomida), with the inclusion of Notopygos. Zoologica Scripta. 44(3): 324-333., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12099
page(s): 330; note: provisional inclusion in Amphinominae until further study [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Horst (1912: 38): "Body oblong oval, agreeing in general appearance with that of Chloeia. Caruncle short, with three parallel, longitudinal ridges. Eyes absent. Branchiae commencing on the 6th segment, strongly developed on the posterior segments. Furcate bristles. An unpaired anal cirrus.[details]

Etymology Derived from the Greek words benthos, meaning 'depth', and scolex, meaning 'worm', referring presumably to the deep depth where the worm was originally collected. [details]