WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera pacifica Hessle, 1917

332041  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332041)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hessle, Christian. (1917). Zur Kenntnis der terebellomorphen Polychaeten. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala. 5: 39-258, plates I-V., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38891407
page(s): 209-210, figs. 59-60 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  ZMUU 175, locality Uraga Channel (''Sagami...  
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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Probably Uraga Channel, near Yokosuka (Miura...  
From editor or global species database
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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 135 m.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 135 m. [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet pacifica...  
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]
Traits (2008). Spinosphaera pacifica Hessle, 1917. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332041 on 2017-12-18

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original description Hessle, Christian. (1917). Zur Kenntnis der terebellomorphen Polychaeten. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala. 5: 39-258, plates I-V., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38891407
page(s): 209-210, figs. 59-60 [details]   

additional source Londoño-Mesa, Mario H. (2003). Revision of Spinosphaera and establishment of the new genus Hutchingsiella (Polychaeta: Terebellidae: Terebellinae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 83(4): 747-759., available online at https://doi.org/10.1017/s0025315403007744h
page(s): 748-750 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]
From editor or global species database
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]