WoRMS taxon details

Pygospio muscularis Ward, 1981

331459  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:331459)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ward, L.A. (1981). Spionidae (Polychaeta: Annelida) from Hawaii, with descriptions of five new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 94(3): 713-730., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/107603#page/83/mode/1up
page(s): 724-726, fig. 7, table 1 [details]   
Holotype  USNM R647, locality Oahu Island (Pacific...  
Holotype USNM R647, locality Oahu Island (Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu Island, Kahana Bay, 15 m from shore (21º33'36''N, 157º52'33''W); 1 m, shifting sand) [details]
Note Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu Island, Kahana...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu Island, Kahana Bay, 15 m from shore (21º33'36''N, 157º52'33''W), 1 m, shifting sand [details]
Depth range 0.5-1 m.   
Depth range 0.5-1 m.  [details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean, Hawaii: Oahu Island.  
Distribution Pacific Ocean, Hawaii: Oahu Island. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet muscularis is a Latin adjective meaning 'of or pertaining to muscles', and refers to the heavy,...  
Etymology The specific epithet muscularis is a Latin adjective meaning 'of or pertaining to muscles', and refers to the heavy, muscularized eighth chaetiger.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Pygospio muscularis Ward, 1981. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=331459 on 2018-06-18
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original description Ward, L.A. (1981). Spionidae (Polychaeta: Annelida) from Hawaii, with descriptions of five new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 94(3): 713-730., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/107603#page/83/mode/1up
page(s): 724-726, fig. 7, table 1 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Type locality 
 

Holotype USNM R647, locality Oahu Island (Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu Island, Kahana Bay, 15 m from shore (21º33'36''N, 157º52'33''W); 1 m, shifting sand) [details]
Paratype BPBM R648, locality Oahu Island (Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu Island, Kahana Bay, 15 m from shore (21º33'36''N, 157º52'33''W); 1 m, shifting sand) [details]
Paratype USNM 64348, locality Oahu Island (Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu Island, Kahana Bay, 15 m from shore (21º33'36''N, 157º52'33''W); 1 m, shifting sand) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 0.5-1 m.  [details]

Diet The species is surface-deposit feeder, picking up sand grains and detritus from the surrounding area with their tentacular palps, but it can also pick up particles from the water column with the tentacular palps. The grinding action of the gizzard-like structure, visible through the thin body wall, probably serves to abrade the bacterial/algal film covering the sand grains, which is then digested (Ward, 1981: 72). [details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean, Hawaii: Oahu Island. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet muscularis is a Latin adjective meaning 'of or pertaining to muscles', and refers to the heavy, muscularized eighth chaetiger.  [details]

Habitat Shifting sand, sand with coral rubble, and coral rock, at shallow water.  [details]

Type locality Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu Island, Kahana Bay, 15 m from shore (21º33'36''N, 157º52'33''W), 1 m, shifting sand [details]