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Polychaeta taxon details

Scolecolepides benhami Ehlers, 1907

331719  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:331719)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ehlers, Ernst. (1907). Neuseeländische Anneliden. II. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse. Neue Folge.</em> 5(4): 3-31., available online at http://goo.gl/Jpqjvv
page(s): 14-16, figs. 4-6 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype  ZMB 6723, geounit South Island  
Holotype ZMB 6723, geounit South Island [details]
Note Moeraki, Otago, South Island, New Zealand,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Moeraki, Otago, South Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate -45.357º, 170.847º).  [details]
Depth range At shallow water.   
Depth range At shallow water.  [details]

Distribution New Zealand: South Island (Moeraki, Otago; Heathcote River, Christchurch; Water of Leigh, Dunedin; lower estuaries of the...  
Distribution New Zealand: South Island (Moeraki, Otago; Heathcote River, Christchurch; Water of Leigh, Dunedin; lower estuaries of the Taieri and Waikouaiti Rivers); North Island (Rangaunu Harbour, Northland). In the lower regions of the water courses, up to 3.5 km upstream in some of them.  [details]

Etymology The species is named for Sir William B. Benham (b. Isleworth, Middlesex, England, 29 March 1860 - d. Dunedin, New Zealand,...  
Etymology The species is named for Sir William B. Benham (b. Isleworth, Middlesex, England, 29 March 1860 - d. Dunedin, New Zealand, 21 August 1950), Professor of Biology at the University of Otago (New Zealand) from 1898 to 1937.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta database. Scolecolepides benhami Ehlers, 1907. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=331719 on 2022-05-18
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2019-03-15 00:42:40Z
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original description Ehlers, Ernst. (1907). Neuseeländische Anneliden. II. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse. Neue Folge.</em> 5(4): 3-31., available online at http://goo.gl/Jpqjvv
page(s): 14-16, figs. 4-6 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Read, Geoffrey B.; Lee, Kenneth E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches. <em>[Book chapter].</em> Chapt 17, pp. 312-358. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
    Definitions

Holotype ZMB 6723, geounit South Island [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range At shallow water.  [details]

Distribution New Zealand: South Island (Moeraki, Otago; Heathcote River, Christchurch; Water of Leigh, Dunedin; lower estuaries of the Taieri and Waikouaiti Rivers); North Island (Rangaunu Harbour, Northland). In the lower regions of the water courses, up to 3.5 km upstream in some of them.  [details]

Etymology The species is named for Sir William B. Benham (b. Isleworth, Middlesex, England, 29 March 1860 - d. Dunedin, New Zealand, 21 August 1950), Professor of Biology at the University of Otago (New Zealand) from 1898 to 1937.  [details]

Habitat In soft sediment with a high clay-silt fraction, in the coastal seawater as well as in estuarine areas and enclosed harbours, being confined to the lower end of estuaries.  [details]

Type locality Moeraki, Otago, South Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate -45.357º, 170.847º).  [details]