WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavisyllis Knox, 1957

325034

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325034

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Knox, G. A. (1957). Clavisyllis alternata gen. et sp. nov., a new polychaete from New Zealand. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 12, 10(115): 493-496., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222935708655989
page(s): 493 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not clear, clavi is the plural of the Latin...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not clear, clavi is the plural of the Latin word clavus, meaning 'nail'or 'screw'. It could refer to the sinuous shaped nuchal epaulettes. Gender: feminine.  [details]
Read, G. (2011). Clavisyllis Knox, 1957. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325034 on 2017-11-18

Date
action
by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2011-10-21 01:12:16Z
changed

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original description Knox, G. A. (1957). Clavisyllis alternata gen. et sp. nov., a new polychaete from New Zealand. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 12, 10(115): 493-496., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222935708655989
page(s): 493 [details]   

redescription Aguado, M.T.; San Martín, G. (2008). Re-description of some enigmatic genera of Syllidae (Phyllodocida: Polychaeta). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 88(01): 35-56., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002531540800026X
page(s): 43 [details]   

redescription Watson, C. (2009). A new species of Clavisyllis Knox, 1957 (Polychaeta: Syllidae): a genus with the unusual distribution of New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef, Northern Queensland, Australia. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. 25, 79-85., available online at http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=945046650393005;res=IELHSS
page(s): 79-80 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Prostomium with four eyes, three antennae, and a pair of palps fused at the base. Two pairs of tentacular cirri. Two prominent nuchal epaulettes with a nuchal digitiform cirrus between their anterior ends. Rim of pharynx smooth with a single mid-dorsal tooth and a crown of soft papillae. Tantacular and dorsal cirri large, ovoid, inflated; ventral cirri ovoid. Chaetae compound heterogomph falcigers.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not clear, clavi is the plural of the Latin word clavus, meaning 'nail'or 'screw'. It could refer to the sinuous shaped nuchal epaulettes. Gender: feminine.  [details]