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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSwima Osborn, Haddock, Pleijel, Madin & Rouse, 2009 
AphiaID: 413514

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)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSwima bombiviridis Osborn, Haddock, Pleijel, Madin, Rouse, 2009 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae Banse, 1969
Sources  basis of record Osborn, K.J.; Haddock, S.H.D.; Pleijel, F.; Madin, L.P.; Rouse, G.W. (2009). Deep-sea, swimming worms with luminescent "bombs". Science (Wash.) 325(5943): 964, available online at http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/325/5943/964  [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSwima bombiviridis Osborn, Haddock, Pleijel, Madin, Rouse, 2009
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSwima fulgida Osborn, Haddock & Rouse
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSwima tawitawiensis Osborn, Haddock & Rouse, 2011
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Swimming acrocirrids with more than 30 long (more than body width) chaetae per parapodium. Eyes absent. Head not retractable. With thick or thin gelatinous sheath penetrated by clavate papillae. One or more lollipop-shaped, interramal papillae projecting well beyond gelatinous sheath. Nuchal organs just posterior to palps as simple oblique, slightly raised ridges to spiral and branched structures free-standing above body wall. Four pairs of branchiae that may be modified as ellipsoid bioluminescent structures or elongate (more than half body length) with tapered distal tips. Branchiae easily lost, leaving obvious circular scars. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Named for members' ability to swim. The name is treated as an arbitrary combination of letters and is designated as feminine by the addition of the Latin singular, first declension, nominative ending -a. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:413514
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Date   action   by
2009-08-31 11:17:31Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2011-11-18 02:41:58Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Swima Osborn, Haddock, Pleijel, Madin & Rouse, 2009. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=413514 on 2014-09-18