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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMucibregma Fauchald & Hancock, 1981 
AphiaID: 324768

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalibregmatidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMucibregma (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMucibregma spinosa Fauchald & Hancock, 1981 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalibregmatidae Malmgren, 1867
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMucibregma Fauchald & Hancock, 1981
Sources  original description Fauchald, K.; Hancock, D.R. (1981). Deep-water polychaetes from a transect off central Oregon. Allan Hancock Monographs in Marine Biology. 11: 1-73., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10088/3445
page(s): 20 [details]

status source Kudenov, Jerry, D. (1985). Four New Species of Scalibregmatidae (Polychaeta) from the Gulf of Mexico, with Comments on the Familial Placement of Mucibregma Fauchald and Hancock. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 98(2): 332-340., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/107750#page/356/mode/1up
page(s): 339 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMucibregma spinosa Fauchald & Hancock, 1981
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Fauchald & Hancock (1981: 20): ''Scalibregmids with T-shaped prostomium and one peristomial segment branchiae and furcate setae absent. Setae include acicular spines and long, slender, pliable capillary setae.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The generic name Mucibregma is composed by the Latin prefix muci-, variant of muco- and meaning 'mucus', followed by the Latin noun with Greek origin bregma, meaning 'front of the head', and presumably refers to the presence of a mucus membrane encasing the body of the type species, attached anteriorly to the peristomium: ''The whole body was encased in a tough mucus membrane attached anteriorly to large glands on the peristomium'' (Fauchald & Hancock, 1981: 20).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Kudenov (1985:339), examined the only specimen and suggested Mucibregma might be a member of Fauveliopsidae. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324768
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2012-06-21 21:14:35Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-05-22 17:09:55Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Mucibregma Fauchald & Hancock, 1981. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324768 on 2016-06-27
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