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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunice metatropos Hanley, 1986 
AphiaID: 327735

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 editorEunicida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunicidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunice (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunice metatropos (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunice Cuvier, 1817
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunice metatropos Hanley, 1986
Source  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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NTM W3886, locality Western Australia (northwest shelf off western Australia, -19.2, 118.5333 (19° 12' S, 118° 32' E)) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelida Collection (2 records) 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology metatropos (derivation unstated) "reflects the apparent change in tropism ... during construction [of tubes]" [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality northwest shelf off western Australia, 19° 12' S, 118° 32' E, 80 m, trawled [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material frozen specimens later formalin fixed, and noted by Hanley (1986: 215) as in poor condition [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327735
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2008). Eunice metatropos Hanley, 1986. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327735 on 2017-04-30
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