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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera pacifica Hessle, 1917 
AphiaID: 332041

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera pacifica (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera Hessle, 1917
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera Hessle, 1917
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera pacifica Hessle, 1917
Sources  original description Hessle, C. (1917). Zur Kenntnis der terebellomorphen Polychaeten. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala. 5: 39-258, plates I-V., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120026#page/51/mode/1up
page(s): 209-210, figs. 59-60 [details]

redescription Hilbig, Brigitte 2000. Family Terebellidae Grube, 1851. pages 231-294. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul Valentich. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 7 - The Annelida Part 4. Polychaeta: Fabelligeridae to Sternaspidae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Japan [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMUU 175, locality Uraga Channel (''Sagami Yokuskastrasse'', Japan, 135 m [probably refers to Yokosuga, Uraga Strait, Honshu Island, Japan, Pacific Ocean (gazeteer estimate 35.18°, 139.76°); 135 m]) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 135 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pacific Ocean: Japan (Honshu Island). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet pacifica refers probably to the Pacific Ocean, wher the type locality of the species is located.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Occurs at shelf depths. Type of sediment not specified. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Deposited at the Zoologiska Institutionen, Uppsala, Sweden (ZMUU 175). The holotype was described by Londoño-Mesa (2003: 749) as being in bad condition and lacking the anterior and posterior ends, being impossible to recognize many diagnostic structures. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Probably Uraga Channel, near Yokosuka (Miura Peninsula), Honshu Island, Japan, Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate 35.18°, 139.76°), 135 m. The type locality was originally referred by Hessle (1917: 210) as ''Japan, Sagami Yokuskastrasse 135 m.'' Probably ''Yokuskastrasse'' refers to the strait or channel leading to the city of Yokosuka (Miura Peninsula), in the ancient Sagami Province (now part of the Kanagawa Prefecture). Yokosuka is located near the southern end of Tokyo Bay and near Uraga Channel, the waterway connecting Tokyo Bay with Sagami Gulf. As Tokyo Bay is very shallow, barely exceeding 50 m depth, and Uraga Channel is a much deeper and steep region leading to the mouth of Tokyo Canyon, the type material, from 135 m depth, was probably collected at the upper region of Uraga Channel.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332041
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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). Spinosphaera pacifica. 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=332041 on 2017-06-26
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