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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeuthidodrilus Osborn, Madin & Rouse, 2011 
AphiaID: 556104

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 editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeuthidodrilus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae Banse, 1969
Source  original description Osborn KJ, Madin LP, Rouse GW (2011). "The remarkable squidworm is an example of discoveries that await in deep-pelagic habitats". Biology Letters: 7(3): 449-453, available online at https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0923 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeuthidodrilus samae Osborn, Madin & Rouse, 2011
Environment marine
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImage of a Teuthidodrilus sp. photographed by Serpent project off Tanzania 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Teuthidodrilus shares presence of body papillae, a subterminal mouth, presence of grooved prostomial palps, branchiae restricted to the anterior region of the body, and a single pair of large anteriorly located nephridia with Flabelligeridae and Acrocirridae. Teuthidodrilus exhibits the gelatinous sheath, position of the nephridiopores and branchial membrane of a flabelligerid, but possesses the spinous chaetae and nonretractable head of an acrocirrid. The size, shape and length of branchiae, few body papillae, and shape of the notochaetae (broad, flattened, concavo-convex, with abrupt tapering to a fine tip distally) and neurochaetae (simple instead of pseudocompound as is typical of benthic acrocirrids) distinguish Teuthidodrilus from all other acrocirrids. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Gender masculine. Named for the impression given by this animal, when observed in situ, of being a chimera of squid (10 elongate, arm-like appendages) and worm. The Greek roots of teuthid (genitive, squid) and drilos (nominative, worm) are combined.
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:556104
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Date   action   by
2010-12-20 10:53:49Z  created  Vanhoorne, Bart
2011-08-14 21:13:19Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2011). Teuthidodrilus Osborn, Madin & Rouse, 2011. 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=556104 on 2017-09-21
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