WoRMS taxon details

Pionosyllis gigantea Moore, 1908

330689  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330689)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Moore, J.P. (1908). Some polychaetous annelids of the northern Pacific coast of North America. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 60: 321-364., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6396551
page(s): 325-328, text-figs. a-c on page 326 [details]   
Holotype  USNM 5532, geounit Alaskan part of the North...  
Holotype USNM 5532, geounit Alaskan part of the North Pacific Ocean [details]
Note Northeastern Pacific, SW Alaska (U.S.A.),...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Northeastern Pacific, SW Alaska (U.S.A.), Albatross sta. 4228, vicinity of Naha Bay, Behm Canal, 41-134 fathoms, gravel and sponges. Location of Albatross sta. 4228 according to Oceanographic Data Sets for NMNH Invertebrate Collections: North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Revillagigedo Island, Behm Canal, Naha Bay, Indian Point (lat. 55º36'00''N; long. 131º41'00''W); 41-134 fathoms (75-245 m), gravel and sponges.  [details]
Type material Type material deposited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (holotype USNM 5532), and Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA (paratype ANSP 1975 and paratype 1976).  [details]
Depth range 75-399 m.   
Depth range 75-399 m.  [details]

Distribution Northeastern Pacific Ocean: Alaska (USA); Vancouver Island (Canada).   
Distribution Northeastern Pacific Ocean: Alaska (USA); Vancouver Island (Canada).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet gigantea, feminine of the Latin adjective giganteus, meaning 'giant', either refers to the big size of...  
Etymology The specific epithet gigantea, feminine of the Latin adjective giganteus, meaning 'giant', either refers to the big size of the species, stated to "represent a species much larger than P. magnifica" (Moore, 1908: 326), or to the big size of the anterior dorsal cirri, as "the most striking characteristic of the species is the great length of the anterior dorsal cirri which form a tangled mass at the sides of the body" (Moore, 1908: 327).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Pionosyllis gigantea Moore, 1908. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330689 on 2020-10-21
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original description Moore, J.P. (1908). Some polychaetous annelids of the northern Pacific coast of North America. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 60: 321-364., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6396551
page(s): 325-328, text-figs. a-c on page 326 [details]   

redescription San Martín, G.; López, E.; Aguado, M.T. 2009. Revision of the genus <i>Pionosyllis</i> (Polychaeta: Syllidae: Eusyllinae), with a cladistic analysis, and the description of five new genera and two new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89(7): 1455-1498
page(s): 1486-1487, figs. 15A-C, 16A-E [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Holotype USNM 5532, geounit Alaskan part of the North Pacific Ocean [details]
Paratype ANSP 1976, geounit Vancouver Island [details]
Paratype USNM 1975, geounit Alaskan part of the North Pacific Ocean [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 75-399 m.  [details]

Distribution Northeastern Pacific Ocean: Alaska (USA); Vancouver Island (Canada).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet gigantea, feminine of the Latin adjective giganteus, meaning 'giant', either refers to the big size of the species, stated to "represent a species much larger than P. magnifica" (Moore, 1908: 326), or to the big size of the anterior dorsal cirri, as "the most striking characteristic of the species is the great length of the anterior dorsal cirri which form a tangled mass at the sides of the body" (Moore, 1908: 327).  [details]

Habitat Gravel, sponges, and muddy sediment mixed with rocks or volcanic sand.  [details]

Specimen Holotype USNM 5532: anterior fragment of 40 segments, 16 mm long, 7 mm wide including chaetae. Paratype ANSP 1975: in two pieces, anterior fragment of 25 segments, 6.3 mm long, 4.7 mm wide including chaetae. Paratype USNM 1976: anterior fragment of 26 segments, 6.2 mm long, 4.7 mm wide including chaetae.  [details]

Type locality Northeastern Pacific, SW Alaska (U.S.A.), Albatross sta. 4228, vicinity of Naha Bay, Behm Canal, 41-134 fathoms, gravel and sponges. Location of Albatross sta. 4228 according to Oceanographic Data Sets for NMNH Invertebrate Collections: North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Revillagigedo Island, Behm Canal, Naha Bay, Indian Point (lat. 55º36'00''N; long. 131º41'00''W); 41-134 fathoms (75-245 m), gravel and sponges.  [details]

Type material Type material deposited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (holotype USNM 5532), and Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA (paratype ANSP 1975 and paratype 1976).  [details]