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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]

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]

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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
Notes 
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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. Gender: feminine.  [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. (2015). Clavisyllis Knox, 1957. 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=325034 on 2016-12-11
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