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Mackie, Andrew S.Y.; Duff, Alexandra A. (1986). Atherospio disticha gen. et sp. nov. (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Loch Tuirnaig, West Coast of Scotland. Ophelia. 25(3): 139-146.
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10.1080/00785326.1986.10429745 [view]
Mackie, Andrew S.Y.; Duff, Alexandra A.
1986
<i>Atherospio disticha</i> gen. et sp. nov. (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Loch Tuirnaig, West Coast of Scotland
Ophelia
25(3): 139-146
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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Atherospio disticha gen. et sp. nov. is described from a shallow (27 m) mud habitat in a Scottish sea loch. The main characteristic of the genus is the possession of aristate spines in the neuropodia of setigers 4 and 5. The generic affinities of the genus are discussed. Atherospio is most closely related to Pygospiopsis Blake, 1983.
British Islands
North Atlantic
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Atherospio Mackie & Duff, 1986 (original description)
Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986 (original description)
Paratype USNM 098944, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
Paratype RSM NH.1986.002, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
Holotype NMW NMW.Z.1986.006.1, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
Paratype NMW NMW.Z.1986.006.2, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
Paratype NMW NMW.Z.1986.006.3, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
Paratype NMW NMW.Z.1986.006.4-6, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
Paratype NRS Type No. 3612, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
Paratype AM W200243, geounit Scotland, identified as Atherospio disticha Mackie & Duff, 1986
 Distribution

North Atlantic: Scotland (Loch Tuirnaig).  [details]

 Etymology

The new generic name is composed by the Greek noun ather, meaning 'awn' or 'arista', and the name of the genus Spio ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet disticha is a Greek word meaning 'two-ranked' or 'arranged in two rows', and refers to the ... [details]

 Habitat

Mud, at subtidal depths (27 m).  [details]

 Reproduction

Eggs present in specimens collected in August and September, laterally within chaetigers 12-17 or 18, and up to 125 ... [details]

 Type locality

Loch Tuirnaig, west coast of Scotland, UK, Atlantic Ocean (57º47'N, 05º34'W), 27 m, mud.  [details]