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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus caudatus Hartman, 1976 
AphiaID: 715099

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 editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus caudatus (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus caudatus (Hartman, 1976)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus Hartman, 1944
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus caudatus Hartman, 1976
Sources  original description Hartman, Olga. (1976 [issue for 1974]). Polychaetous annelids of the Indian Ocean including an account of species collected by members of the International Indian Ocean Expeditions, 1963-1964 and a catalogue and bibliography of the species from India. Journal of Marine Biological Association of India. 16(1): 191-252.
page(s): 237-239, fig. 13a-b [details]

new combination reference Warren, L.M.; Hutchings, P.A.; Doyle, S. (1994). A revision of the genus Mediomastus Hartman, 1944 (Polychaeta: Capitellidae). Records of the Australian Museum. 46(3): 227-256., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.6
page(s): 249 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Arabian Sea [from specimen] [view specimen]

 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype AHF , locality Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, India, Kerala State, 3 miles off Cochin (= Kochi) Harbour, Sta. RH14 (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 10.0º, long. 76.2º); 23 m, in silty clay) [details]
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 15-37 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North of Indian Ocean: Indian coasts of Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet caudatus is a Latin adjective meaning 'tailed' or 'caudate', and presumably refers to the fact that "The posterior end [of the species] terminates in a long, mid-ventrally attached cauda appearing pseudoannulate, due to wrinkles of contraction" (Hartman, 1976: 238).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat In estuaries and shallow depths, in mud bottoms.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, India, Kerala State, 3 miles off Cochin (= Kochi) Harbour (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 10.0º, long. 76.2º), at 23 m, in silty clay.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:715099
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2013-01-10 02:10:18Z  created  Read, Geoffrey
2016-02-25 16:26:29Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Mediomastus caudatus Hartman, 1976. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=715099 on 2016-08-24