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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus deductus Pillai, 1961 
AphiaID: 328369

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 editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus deductus (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus deductus (Pillai, 1961)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus Eisig, 1887
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus deductus Pillai, 1961
Sources  original description Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences). 4(1): 1-40., available online at http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/1/7600/CJS(B.S)-4(1)-1.pdf?sequence=2
page(s): 29-30, figs. 9J-K, 10B-C [details]

source of synonymy Warren, L.M.; Hutchings, P.A.; Doyle, S. (1994). A revision of the genus Mediomastus Hartman, 1944 (Polychaeta: Capitellidae). Records of the Australian Museum. 46(3): 227-256., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.6
page(s): 245; note: recombined to Mediomastus [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Tambalagam Bay [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.24, locality Tambalagam Bay (Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º); fine black mud in oyster beds, 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m), in brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.)) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Holotype at NHMUK 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet deductus in a Latin adjective meaning 'attenuated', 'slender' or 'fine', and presumably refers to the shape of the body of the species, described as "Length about 34.0mm; width at the 2nd setigerous segment, which is the widest region, 0.8mm" (Pillai, 1961: 29). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:328369
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2016-01-14 00:16:02Z  changed  Gil, João
2016-05-07 06:38:27Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; Gil, J. (2016). Heteromastus deductus Pillai, 1961. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=328369 on 2016-05-26
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