WoRMS taxon details

Thelepus praecox Hutchings & Glasby, 1987

332571  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332571)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hutchings, Patricia A.; Glasby, Christopher J. (1987). The Thelepinae (Terebellidae) from Australia, with a discussion of the generic and specific characters of the subfamily. <em>Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 7: 217-250.
page(s): 239-241, figs. 3B, 12A-H [details]   
Holotype  AM W.198875, geounit Wollongong  
Holotype AM W.198875, geounit Wollongong [details]
Note Off Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Off Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia (-34.4°, 151.3167°). [details]
Depth range 274-278 m (150-152 fathoms).  
Depth range 274-278 m (150-152 fathoms). [details]

Distribution Australia: New South Wales (off Wollongong).  
Distribution Australia: New South Wales (off Wollongong). [details]

Etymology The specific epithet praecox is a Latin adjective meaning 'ripe before its time' or 'premature', and refers to the small...  
Etymology The specific epithet praecox is a Latin adjective meaning 'ripe before its time' or 'premature', and refers to the small size at which the species matures. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2024). World Polychaeta Database. Thelepus praecox Hutchings & Glasby, 1987. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332571 on 2024-02-28
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Hutchings, Patricia A.; Glasby, Christopher J. (1987). The Thelepinae (Terebellidae) from Australia, with a discussion of the generic and specific characters of the subfamily. <em>Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 7: 217-250.
page(s): 239-241, figs. 3B, 12A-H [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

Holotype AM W.198875, geounit Wollongong [details]
Paratype AM W.198874, geounit Wollongong [details]
Paratype AM W.198879, geounit Wollongong [details]
Paratype LACM AHF POLY 1445, geounit Wollongong [details]
Paratype NHMUK 1985.29, geounit Wollongong [details]
Paratype USNM 97577, geounit Wollongong [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 274-278 m (150-152 fathoms). [details]

Distribution Australia: New South Wales (off Wollongong). [details]

Etymology The specific epithet praecox is a Latin adjective meaning 'ripe before its time' or 'premature', and refers to the small size at which the species matures. [details]

Habitat At shelf depths, no other habitat data available. [details]

Holotype Deposited at the Australian Museum, Sydney (AM W.198875). [details]

Reproduction "Although the holotype was only 14 mm long, with 55 setigers, the coelom was filled with oocytes" (Hutchings & Glasby, 1987: 239). [details]

Type locality Off Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia (-34.4°, 151.3167°). [details]