WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBatillipes dicrocercus Pollock, 1970

342641  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:342641)

accepted
Species
marine
Pollock, L.W. (1970). Batillipes dicrocercus n. sp., Stygarctus granulatus n. sp. and other Tardigrada from Woods Hole, Massachussetts, USA. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society. 89, 38–52. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  USNM , locality Buzzards Bay (Crane's Beach,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM , locality Buzzards Bay (Crane's Beach, on the Buzzard's Bay side of Penzance Point, Woods Hole, Massachusetts; medium-coarse sand of poor sorting, lower one quarter to mid-tide beach level, 5-25 cm depth in the sand.) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Although the type locality of this taxon is on...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Although the type locality of this taxon is on the Atlantic coast of the USA, most reports for this species
are from the Mediterranean basin. There has also been some confusion in the records indicating that other
Batillipes taxa may belong to B. dicrocercus (see e.g. Maucci & Durante (1984), Hummon (1994) and
Rodriguez-Roda (1947, 1952) who recorded B. mirus in Spain). Similarly, some B. dicrocercus records may
belong to different taxa. For example, Hummon (1994) reported B. dicrocercus from Poland, which has been
questioned by Zawierucha et al. (2015), who suggested it belonged to B. noerrevangi. Batillipes dicrocercus
has been reported from different types of sand and detritus in the intertidal zone, and has occasionally been
collected in the subtidal down to ca. 80 m bsl. [details]
Guidetti, R.; van der Land, J. (2016). Batillipes dicrocercus Pollock, 1970. In: Guidetti, R.; McInnes, J. S.; Kristensen, M. R. (2017). World list of Tardigrada. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=342641 on 2017-12-13

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2008-04-09 14:04:46Z
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original description Pollock, L.W. (1970). Batillipes dicrocercus n. sp., Stygarctus granulatus n. sp. and other Tardigrada from Woods Hole, Massachussetts, USA. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society. 89, 38–52. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

additional source Romano III, F. A. 2009. Tardigrada of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 809–813 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Degma, P.; Bertolani, R.; Guidetti, R. (2009-2016). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species. (Assessed 10/02/2017) pp. 46., available online at http://www.tardigrada.modena.unimo.it/miscellanea/Actual%20checklist%20of%20Tardigrada.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM , locality Buzzards Bay (Crane's Beach, on the Buzzard's Bay side of Penzance Point, Woods Hole, Massachusetts; medium-coarse sand of poor sorting, lower one quarter to mid-tide beach level, 5-25 cm depth in the sand.) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Although the type locality of this taxon is on the Atlantic coast of the USA, most reports for this species
are from the Mediterranean basin. There has also been some confusion in the records indicating that other
Batillipes taxa may belong to B. dicrocercus (see e.g. Maucci & Durante (1984), Hummon (1994) and
Rodriguez-Roda (1947, 1952) who recorded B. mirus in Spain). Similarly, some B. dicrocercus records may
belong to different taxa. For example, Hummon (1994) reported B. dicrocercus from Poland, which has been
questioned by Zawierucha et al. (2015), who suggested it belonged to B. noerrevangi. Batillipes dicrocercus
has been reported from different types of sand and detritus in the intertidal zone, and has occasionally been
collected in the subtidal down to ca. 80 m bsl. [details]