WoRMS taxon details

Helmetophorus rankini Hartman, 1978

333586  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:333586)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hartman, O. (1978). Polychaeta from the Weddell Sea quadrant, Antarctica. <em>Antarctic Research Series.</em> 26(4): 125-223., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118664599.ch4/summary
page(s): 145, fig. 11a-f [details]   
Holotype  USNM 46748, geounit Weddell Sea  
Holotype USNM 46748, geounit Weddell Sea [details]
Note Coats Land, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Ocean...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Coats Land, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Ocean (73º28.4'S, 30º26.9'W), at 3111 m.  [details]
Depth range 2288-3111 m.   
Depth range 2288-3111 m.  [details]

Distribution Antarctic Ocean, at the Weddell Sea.   
Distribution Antarctic Ocean, at the Weddell Sea.  [details]

Etymology The species is named in honor of John S. Rankin, Jr. (University of Connecticut, USA), who directed the benthic studies...  
Etymology The species is named in honor of John S. Rankin, Jr. (University of Connecticut, USA), who directed the benthic studies aboard the USCGC 'Glacier', during which the type material of the species was collected.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Helmetophorus rankini Hartman, 1978. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=333586 on 2019-02-21
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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 Hartman, O. (1978). Polychaeta from the Weddell Sea quadrant, Antarctica. <em>Antarctic Research Series.</em> 26(4): 125-223., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118664599.ch4/summary
page(s): 145, fig. 11a-f [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

redescription Glasby, C.J.; Fauchald, K. (1991). Redescription of <i>Helmetophorus rankini</i> Hartman, (Polychaeta: Helmetophoridae) and its transfer to the Flabelligeridae. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 104(4): 684-687., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/108199#page/716/mode/1up
page(s): 685-687, fig. 1a-d [details]   

redescription Salazar-Vallejo, S.I.; Gillet, P.; Carrera-Parra, L.F. (2007). Revision of <i>Chauvinelia</i>, redescriptions of <i>Flabelliseta incrusta</i>, and <i>Helmetophorus rankini</i>, and their recognition as acrocirrids (Polychaeta: Acrocirridae). <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.</em> 87(02): 465-477., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407054501
page(s): 473-476, fig. 5 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Holotype USNM 46748, geounit Weddell Sea [details]
Nontype USNM 97424, geounit Weddell Sea [details]
Paratype USNM 46749, geounit Weddell Sea [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 2288-3111 m.  [details]

Distribution Antarctic Ocean, at the Weddell Sea.  [details]

Etymology The species is named in honor of John S. Rankin, Jr. (University of Connecticut, USA), who directed the benthic studies aboard the USCGC 'Glacier', during which the type material of the species was collected.  [details]

Habitat Occurs at bathyal depths. Salazar-Vallejo et al. (2007: 476) state that "It might be a pelagic polychaete, but there is no unequivocal evidence for this; however, there are other polychaete genera that are pelagic (like Buskiella McIntosh, 1885), but were originally regarded as benthic forms.[details]

Type locality Coats Land, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Ocean (73º28.4'S, 30º26.9'W), at 3111 m.  [details]