WoRMS taxon details

Spinosphaera 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]   
Holotype  ZMUU 175, locality Uraga Channel (''Sagami...  
Holotype 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]
Note Probably Uraga Channel, near Yokosuka (Miura...  
From editor or global species database
Type 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]
Depth range 135 m.  
Depth range 135 m. [details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean: Japan (Honshu Island).  
Distribution Pacific Ocean: Japan (Honshu Island). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet pacifica refers probably to the Pacific Ocean, wher the type locality of the species is...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet pacifica refers probably to the Pacific Ocean, wher the type locality of the species is located.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Spinosphaera pacifica Hessle, 1917. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332041 on 2018-05-27
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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 
 

Holotype 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
Depth range 135 m. [details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean: Japan (Honshu Island). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet pacifica refers probably to the Pacific Ocean, wher the type locality of the species is located.  [details]

Habitat Occurs at shelf depths. Type of sediment not specified. [details]

Holotype 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]

Type 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]