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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides Ehlers, 1907 
AphiaID: 325192

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides benhami Ehlers, 1907 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae Grube, 1850
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides Ehlers, 1907
Sources  original description Ehlers, E. (1907). Neuseeländische Anneliden. II. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse. Neue Folge. 5(4): 3-31., available online at http://goo.gl/Jpqjvv
page(s): 14 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides aciculatus Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides benhami Ehlers, 1907
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides carunculatus Maciolek, 1984
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides freemani Mitchell & Edwards, 1988
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides uncinatus Blake, 1983
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides viridis (Verrill, 1873)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides arcticus Chamberlin, 1920 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepides viridis (Verrill, 1873)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Ehlers (1907: 14): ''Kopflappen vorn am breitesten mit schmalem bis an das zweite Segment reichenden Occipitallappen; 4 Augen; an den Vorderecken unter dem Seitenrande jederseits mit einem am Ursprung deutlich abgesetzten cylindrischen Anhang. Ruder überall zweiästig, in der vordern Körperstrecke mit langen Lippen und dorsalen langen mit der Lippe nur in der Ursprungsstrecke verbundenen Kiemen, in der hinteren Körperstrecke mit kleinen Lippenblättern ohne Kiemen; Borsten in den vorderen Segmenten in beiden Ruderästen nur capillar, in den hinteren Segmenten in beiden Ästen capillar und lange Haken. Analsegment mit einem Kranz von langen fadenförmigen Papillen.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The name Scolecolepides is composed by the name of the genus Scolecolepis Malmgren, 1867, followed by the suffix of Greek origin -ides, a suffix of source or origin, and meaning 'pertaining to', 'son of' or 'descendant of', referring to the morphological similarities between the two taxa. [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325192
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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
2015-12-11 11:32:50Z  changed  Gil, João
2016-04-01 10:49:43Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2015). Scolecolepides Ehlers, 1907. 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=325192 on 2016-07-25
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