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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavisyllis Knox, 1957 
AphiaID: 325034

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavisyllis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavisyllis alternata Knox, 1957 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae Grube, 1850
Sources  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]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavisyllis alternata Knox, 1957
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavisyllis yongei Watson, 2009
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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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.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325034
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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
2011-10-21 01:12:16Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Clavisyllis Knox, 1957. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325034 on 2014-11-26
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