WoRMS taxon details

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

605520  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:605520)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  AHF POLY 2173, locality Monterey Bay...  
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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Monterey Bay, California, 36.32° N, 122.89°...  
From editor or global species database
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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology named pugaporcinus (based on the following...  
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]
Read, G. (2012). Chaetopterus pugaporcinus. 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=605520 on 2017-12-16

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2012-07-09 22:25:23Z
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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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]
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]