WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSwima Osborn, Haddock, Pleijel, Madin & Rouse, 2009

413514  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:413514)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Osborn, K.J.; Haddock, S.H.D.; Pleijel, F.; Madin, L.P.; Rouse, G.W. (2009). Deep-sea, swimming worms with luminescent "bombs". Science (Wash.) 325(5943): 964, available online at http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/325/5943/964  [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Named for members' ability to swim. The name...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Named for members' ability to swim. The name is treated as an arbitrary combination of letters and is designated as feminine by the addition of the Latin singular, first declension, nominative ending -a. [details]
Read, G. (2011). Swima Osborn, Haddock, Pleijel, Madin & Rouse, 2009. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=413514 on 2017-12-15

Date
action
by
2009-08-31 11:17:31Z
created
2011-11-18 02:41:58Z
changed

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original description Osborn, K.J.; Haddock, S.H.D.; Pleijel, F.; Madin, L.P.; Rouse, G.W. (2009). Deep-sea, swimming worms with luminescent "bombs". Science (Wash.) 325(5943): 964, available online at http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/325/5943/964  [details]   

taxonomy source Osborn, Karen J.; Rouse, Greg W. 2010. Phylogenetics of Acrocirridae and Flabelligeridae (Cirratuliformia, Annelida). Zoologica Scripta 40: 204–219. [details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Swimming acrocirrids with more than 30 long (more than body width) chaetae per parapodium. Eyes absent. Head not retractable. With thick or thin gelatinous sheath penetrated by clavate papillae. One or more lollipop-shaped, interramal papillae projecting well beyond gelatinous sheath. Nuchal organs just posterior to palps as simple oblique, slightly raised ridges to spiral and branched structures free-standing above body wall. Four pairs of branchiae that may be modified as ellipsoid bioluminescent structures or elongate (more than half body length) with tapered distal tips. Branchiae easily lost, leaving obvious circular scars. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Named for members' ability to swim. The name is treated as an arbitrary combination of letters and is designated as feminine by the addition of the Latin singular, first declension, nominative ending -a. [details]