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Polychaeta source details

Green, Karen D. (1982). Uncispionidae, a new polychaete family (Annelida). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 95(3): 530-536.
Green, Karen D.
Uncispionidae, a new polychaete family (Annelida)
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
95(3): 530-536
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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A new family of polychaetous annelids is described. This family belongs in the order Spionida and is most closely related to the Spionidae. Members of this family have been reported from deep waters off Oregon USA, northeast South America, and southern California (new record). Two genera are presently known for the new family: Uncopherusa (reassigned) and Uncispio gen. nov.; U. hartmanae sp. nov. is described.
California quadrant
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Uncispio Green, 1982 (original description)
Uncispio hartmanae Green, 1982 (original description)
Uncispionidae Green, 1982 (original description)
Holotype AHF Poly 1365, geounit Santa Cruz Island, identified as Uncispio hartmanae Green, 1982

[original diagnosis - Green, 1982] "Small, slender polychaetes with palps inserted dorsally at junction between ... [details]


author: "family name derives from the enlarged modified hooks (Latin "uncus" meaning hook) and affinity with the ... [details]

 Type designation

The type genus is inferred to be Uncispio, based on the formation of the family name, but Green (1982) made only an ... [details]

 Type locality

Offshore Santa Cruz Island, California, station 80901, 222 m, no geolocation data [details]