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Polychaeta taxon details

Amastigos Piltz, 1977

157155  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157155)

accepted
Genus
Amastigos acutus Piltz, 1977 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Piltz, F.M. (1977). A new genus and species of polychaete (family Capitellidae) from Southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 76(1): 57-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/106678#page/543/mode/1up
page(s): 57 [details]   
Note Amastigos acutus Piltz, 1977.   
From editor or global species database
Type species Amastigos acutus Piltz, 1977.  [details]
Etymology The generic name Amastigos is formed by the prefix of Greek origin a-, implying a negative or an absence, meaning 'not' or...  
Etymology The generic name Amastigos is formed by the prefix of Greek origin a-, implying a negative or an absence, meaning 'not' or 'without', and the Greek noun mastigos, meaning 'whip', 'flog' or 'scourge', and refers to the lack of capillary setae.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Amastigos Piltz, 1977. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157155 on 2018-05-24
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2005-05-23 07:30:30Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2013-09-02 20:07:02Z
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2016-02-27 12:41:43Z
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original description Piltz, F.M. (1977). A new genus and species of polychaete (family Capitellidae) from Southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 76(1): 57-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/106678#page/543/mode/1up
page(s): 57 [details]   

basis of record Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Neuropodial and notopodial hooded hooks present in both thorax and abdomen; capillary setae entirely absent; prostomium followed by a short peristomium; thorax consisting of eight setigers with an abrupt transition from thorax to abdomen at setiger nine; no visible branchia or nephridial papillae; posterior end terminating in a short conical pygidium.  [details]

Etymology The generic name Amastigos is formed by the prefix of Greek origin a-, implying a negative or an absence, meaning 'not' or 'without', and the Greek noun mastigos, meaning 'whip', 'flog' or 'scourge', and refers to the lack of capillary setae.  [details]

Type species Amastigos acutus Piltz, 1977.  [details]