WoRMS taxon details

Proeulepethus Pettibone, 1986

324817  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324817)

accepted
Genus
Proeulepethus clarki Pettibone, 1986 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pettibone, Marian H. (1986). Additions to the family Eulepethidae Chamberlin (Polychaeta: Aphroditacea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. (441), 1-51., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.441
page(s): 19 [details]   
Etymology author: "from the Latin pro (before) plus the generic epithet Eulepethus, indicating its relationship to the eulepethid...  
Etymology author: "from the Latin pro (before) plus the generic epithet Eulepethus, indicating its relationship to the eulepethid polychaetes [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Proeulepethus Pettibone, 1986. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324817 on 2018-05-24
Date
action
by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2017-02-12 21:27:49Z
changed

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original description Pettibone, Marian H. (1986). Additions to the family Eulepethidae Chamberlin (Polychaeta: Aphroditacea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. (441), 1-51., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.441
page(s): 19 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Proeulepethus differs from the other genera of Eulepethidae in having elytra with entire borders, not notched or fimbriated. Detailed diagnosis: Body short, segments up to 39. Elytra 12 pairs, on segments 2, 4, 5, 7, alternate segments to 21, 24; elytra with lateral borders entire, not notched or fimbriated. Dorsal cirri on segments 3 and 6. Branchiae 10-11 pairs, on segments 8, 10, alternate segments to 22, 23, 25, (26). Posterior dorsal lamellae beginning on segments 26-27, continuing posteriorly. Posterior upper neurosetae not enlarged and curved downward. [details]

Etymology author: "from the Latin pro (before) plus the generic epithet Eulepethus, indicating its relationship to the eulepethid polychaetes [details]

Grammatical gender masculine (fide author) [details]