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World Polychaeta Database - Macrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887)
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Polychaeta taxon details

Macrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887)

157480  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157480)

accepted
Species
Ledon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887 (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofLedon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887) Webster, Henry E. and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries. 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 744, plate VIII figs. 108-109 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Maine  
type locality contained in Maine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Note Banse (1969: 2613) states: "No material of...  
From editor or global species database
Type material Banse (1969: 2613) states: "No material of Ledon is in the catalogued collection of the USNM where Webster's types have been kept (Dr M. H. Pettibone, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., personal communication)." However, this material is indeed deposited at this museum (catalogue number USNM 55005, slide, 2 syntypes), as confirmed through the online catalogue of the National Museum of Natural History (consulted the 11 February 2016).  [details]
Depth range 8-12 fathoms (about 15-22 m).  
Depth range 8-12 fathoms (about 15-22 m). [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America (Maine, USA).  
Distribution Atlantic coast of North America (Maine, USA). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Macrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157480 on 2018-05-22
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2005-05-23 07:30:30Z
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2010-04-20 23:54:40Z
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2016-02-11 13:07:32Z
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original description  (ofLedon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887) Webster, Henry E. and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries. 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 744, plate VIII figs. 108-109 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Banse, K. (1969). Acrocirridae n.fam. (Polychaeta Sedentaria). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 26(10): 2595-2620., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/f69-253
page(s): 2 613 [details]   

new combination reference  (ofLedon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887) Banse, K. (1969). Acrocirridae n.fam. (Polychaeta Sedentaria). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 26(10): 2595-2620., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/f69-253
page(s): 2 613 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Syntype [from synonym] USNM 55005, locality Maine (Atlantic coast of the USA, Maine, Eastport (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 44.88º, long. -66.98º); 8-12 fathoms (= 15-22 m), sand and shells) [view taxon]
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Depth range 8-12 fathoms (about 15-22 m). [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America (Maine, USA). [details]

Habitat Sand and shells, at shallow water (15-22 m). [details]

Type material Banse (1969: 2613) states: "No material of Ledon is in the catalogued collection of the USNM where Webster's types have been kept (Dr M. H. Pettibone, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., personal communication)." However, this material is indeed deposited at this museum (catalogue number USNM 55005, slide, 2 syntypes), as confirmed through the online catalogue of the National Museum of Natural History (consulted the 11 February 2016).  [details]