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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetopterus pugaporcinus Osborn, Rouse, Goffredi & Robison, 2007 
AphiaID: 605520

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 editorChaetopteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetopterus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetopterus Cuvier, 1830
Source  original description Osborn, K.J.; Rouse, G.W.; Goffredi, S.K.; Robison, B.H. 2007. Description and relationships of Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, an unusual pelagic polychaete (Annelida, Chaetopteridae). Biological Bulletin 212(1): 40-54, available online at http://www.biolbull.org/content/212/1/40.abstract
page(s): 44 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype AHF POLY 2173, locality Monterey Bay (Monterey Bay, California, 36.32° N, 122.89° W, from 1029 m where the seafloor is 3500 m deep.) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Described from an apparent giant larval planktonic form, unresolved as to whether a delayed larva or a holopelagic paedomorphic chaetopterid. No reproductive products found. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology named pugaporcinus (based on the following Latin roots and suffix respectively: puga rump; porcus pig; and inus having the likeness of) for its resemblance to the “rump of a pig.” Puga and porcus are nouns in opposition, resulting in a masculine specific epithet to agree in gender with Chaetopterus. For the sake of simplicity and euphony, an “a” was chosen as the connecting vowel instead of the usual “ato” or “i.”  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Monterey Bay, California, 36.32° N, 122.89° W, from 1029 m where the seafloor is 3500 m deep. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:605520
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Chaetopterus pugaporcinus Osborn, Rouse, Goffredi & Robison, 2007. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=605520 on 2014-08-23
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