WoRMS taxon details

Scolelepis bullibranchia Rossi, 1982

331749  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:331749)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Rossi, Mark M. (1982). A new species of <i>Scolelepis</i> (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from California sandy beaches. <em>Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.</em> 81(2): 97-100., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34406792
page(s): 97-99, fig. 1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  LACM AHF 1375, geounit Huntington Beach  
Holotype LACM AHF 1375, geounit Huntington Beach [details]
Note Huntington Beach, California, USA, Pacific...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Huntington Beach, California, USA, Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate 33.655°, -118.004°). [details]
Depth range Probably shallow water, as the species was described from sandy beaches.  
Depth range Probably shallow water, as the species was described from sandy beaches. [details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean: California (USA), open coast sandy beaches from Estero Bay to San Diego.  
Distribution Pacific Ocean: California (USA), open coast sandy beaches from Estero Bay to San Diego. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet bullibranchia is composed by the Latin noun bulla, meaning 'blister', and the Latin noun of Greek...  
Etymology The specific epithet bullibranchia is composed by the Latin noun bulla, meaning 'blister', and the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers to the structure of the branchiae, described as having "lateral margins at first thickened, then becoming swollen with darkened glandular inclusions at setigers 16-22" (Rossi, 1982: 97-99). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Scolelepis bullibranchia Rossi, 1982. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=331749 on 2020-01-19
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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original description Rossi, Mark M. (1982). A new species of <i>Scolelepis</i> (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from California sandy beaches. <em>Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.</em> 81(2): 97-100., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34406792
page(s): 97-99, fig. 1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype LACM AHF 1375, geounit Huntington Beach [details]
Paratype LACM AHF 1376, geounit Huntington Beach [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Probably shallow water, as the species was described from sandy beaches. [details]

Diagnosis Diagnosis by Rossi (1982: 97): "Prostomium pointed, extending posteriorly as a caruncle to setiger 2; caruncle attached to dorsum. Occipital cirrus absent. Peristomium well developed, without lateral wings. Branchiae beginning on setiger 2, continuing to far posterior segments; branchiae distally free from dorsal lamellae. Anterior setigers with capillary setae only; median and posterior neuropodia with tridentate hooded hooks and capillary setae, notopodia with capillary setae only.[details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean: California (USA), open coast sandy beaches from Estero Bay to San Diego. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet bullibranchia is composed by the Latin noun bulla, meaning 'blister', and the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers to the structure of the branchiae, described as having "lateral margins at first thickened, then becoming swollen with darkened glandular inclusions at setigers 16-22" (Rossi, 1982: 97-99). [details]

Habitat Sandy beaches. [details]

Type locality Huntington Beach, California, USA, Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate 33.655°, -118.004°). [details]