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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeitoscoloplos geminus Mackie, 1987 
AphiaID: 328704

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 editorOrbiniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeitoscoloplos (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeitoscoloplos geminus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeitoscoloplos Day, 1977
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeitoscoloplos geminus Mackie, 1987
Sources  original description Mackie, Andrew S. Y. 1987. A review of species currently assigned to the genus Leitoscoloplos Day, 1977 (Polychaeta: Orbiniidae), with descriptions of species newly referred to Scoloplos Blainville, 1828. Sarsia, 72: 1-28. (look up in IMIS), available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00364827.1987.10419701
page(s): 6-7, fig. 5, tables 2, 6 [details]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeitoscoloplos geminus provincialis Mackie, 1987
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality South Orkney Islands [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype BMNH ZK 1936.2.8.2360, locality South Orkney Islands (Southern Ocean, Discovery Stn 164, east end of Normanna Strait, South Orkneys near Cape Hansen, Coronation Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -60.666º, long. -45.575º); 24-36 m) [details]

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 24-36 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Southern Ocean: South Orkney Islands.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet geminus, Latin adjective meaning 'twin', refers to the close resemblance of the species to Leitoscoloplos mawsoni (Benham, 1921).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Unknown.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Antarctic Ocean, South Orkney Islands, Discovery Stn 164, east end of Normanna Strait near Cape Hansen, Coronation Island, (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -60.666º, long. -45.575º).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:328704
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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 (2015). Leitoscoloplos geminus. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=328704 on 2015-08-05
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