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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecathelepus Hutchings, 1977 
AphiaID: 325249

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 editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThelepodinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecathelepus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecathelepus ocellatus Hutchings, 1977 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThelepodinae Hessle, 1917
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecathelepus Hutchings, 1977
Sources  original description Hutchings, P. (1977). Terebelliform Polychaeta of the families Ampharetidae, Terebellidae and Trichobranchidae from Australia, chiefly from Moreton Bay, Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum. 31(1): 1-38., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.31.1977.232
page(s): 11-12 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecathelepus ocellatus Hutchings, 1977
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecathelepus wambira Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Emended diagnosis by Nogueira & Hutchings (2007: 12): ''Prostomium at base of upper lip, basal part relatively large, distal part forming thick transverse shelf-like process of uniform width, sometimes expanded to form tongue-like longitudinal process, extending along dorsal side of upper lip. Upper lip narrow and elongate, lower lip expanded. Anterior segments forming raised crests dorsally and laterally. Segment 1 ending laterally to lower lip. Segment 2 ventrally oblique around and below lower lip. From segment 3, segments highly glandular. Two pairs of branchiae on segments 2–3, each pair with simple filaments, progressively tapering to tips. Notopodia beginning from segment 3 and extending for 15 segments, with distally limbate notochaetae on both tiers, those on anterior tier shorter. Neuropodia beginning from segment 12, present as low ridges throughout. Uncini higher than long, with short triangular heel, developed prow and dorsal button closer to tip of prow than base of main fang.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Hutchings (1977: 11): "Elongated tentacular lobe, numerous simple unbranched gills on segments 2 and 3. Smooth tipped notosetae from segment 3, 15 pairs. Neuropodial uncini from setiger 10 (segment 12), continue onto abdomen. Uncini short based, with subterminal dorsal button just behind prow. Lateral lobes absent."  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The name of the genus is composed by the prefix of Greek origin deca-, meaning 'ten', and the name of the genus Thelepus Leuckart, 1849, type of the subfamily Thelepodinae Hessle, 1917, to which the new genus was assigned, and makes reference to the beginning of the uncini of the type species of the genus, which start on chaetiger 10.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Moreton Bay, Australia [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325249
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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
2011-09-18 23:08:58Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-01-23 21:54:27Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Decathelepus. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325249 on 2017-05-01
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