WoRMS taxon details

Eunice metatropos Hanley, 1986

327735  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327735)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hanley, J. Russell. (1986). Co-operative effort in a new species of tube dwelling worm, Eunice metatropos (Polychaeta:Eunicidae). The Beagle, Occasional Papers of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences. 3(1): 215-221., available online at https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=939152945285279;res=IELHSS [details]   
Holotype  NTM W3886, locality Western Australia...  
Holotype NTM W3886, locality Western Australia (northwest shelf off western Australia, -19.2, 118.5333 (19° 12' S, 118° 32' E)) [details]
Note northwest shelf off western Australia, 19°...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality northwest shelf off western Australia, 19° 12' S, 118° 32' E, 80 m, trawled [details]
Type material frozen specimens later formalin fixed, and noted by Hanley (1986: 215) as in poor condition [details]
Etymology metatropos (derivation unstated) "reflects the apparent change in tropism ... during construction [of tubes]"  
Etymology metatropos (derivation unstated) "reflects the apparent change in tropism ... during construction [of tubes]" [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Eunice metatropos Hanley, 1986. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327735 on 2018-05-24
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Hanley, J. Russell. (1986). Co-operative effort in a new species of tube dwelling worm, Eunice metatropos (Polychaeta:Eunicidae). The Beagle, Occasional Papers of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences. 3(1): 215-221., available online at https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=939152945285279;res=IELHSS [details]   
Holotype NTM W3886, locality Western Australia (northwest shelf off western Australia, -19.2, 118.5333 (19° 12' S, 118° 32' E)) [details]
From editor or global species database
Etymology metatropos (derivation unstated) "reflects the apparent change in tropism ... during construction [of tubes]" [details]

Habitat Tough parchment-like tubes are zig-zag distally, beginning as straight tubes collectively entwined basally for about 1/3 of the length, then separating to form a tree-like structure, with each tube then having a zig-zag path thereafter.  [details]

Type locality northwest shelf off western Australia, 19° 12' S, 118° 32' E, 80 m, trawled [details]

Type material frozen specimens later formalin fixed, and noted by Hanley (1986: 215) as in poor condition [details]