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Polychaeta taxon details

Laonice brevicristata Pillai, 1961

328638  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:328638)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. <em>Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).</em> 4(1): 1-40., available online at http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/1/7600/CJS(B.S)-4(1)-1.pdf?sequence=2
page(s): 24-25, fig. 8G-O [details]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1960.3.13.13, geounit Tambalagam Bay  
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.13, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
Note Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (=...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º). [details]
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m).  
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.   
Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet brevicristata is composed by the Latin prefix brevi-, meaning 'short', and the Latin...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet brevicristata is composed by the Latin prefix brevi-, meaning 'short', and the Latin adjective cristata, feminine of cristatum and meaning 'crested' or having a 'crest'. It seems to make reference to the length of the "medial dorsal crest" (= nuchal organs) of the species, described as not extending beyond the 7th or 8th chaetiger, being this way shorter than the one present in Laonice cirrata (M. Sars, 1851).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Laonice brevicristata Pillai, 1961. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=328638 on 2019-12-12
Date
action
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2016-01-14 00:16:02Z
changed

original description Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. <em>Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).</em> 4(1): 1-40., available online at http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/1/7600/CJS(B.S)-4(1)-1.pdf?sequence=2
page(s): 24-25, fig. 8G-O [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.13, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.14-16, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet brevicristata is composed by the Latin prefix brevi-, meaning 'short', and the Latin adjective cristata, feminine of cristatum and meaning 'crested' or having a 'crest'. It seems to make reference to the length of the "medial dorsal crest" (= nuchal organs) of the species, described as not extending beyond the 7th or 8th chaetiger, being this way shorter than the one present in Laonice cirrata (M. Sars, 1851).  [details]

Habitat Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

Type locality Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º). [details]