WoRMS taxon details

Prionospio multicristata Hutchings & Rainer, 1979

331136  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:331136)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hutchings, P.; Rainer, S. (1979). The polychaete fauna of Careel Bay, Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 13(6): 745-796., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937900770561
page(s): 768-771, fig. 5 [details]   
Holotype  AM W8273, geounit Careel Bay  
Holotype AM W8273, geounit Careel Bay [details]
Note Pacific Ocean, Australia, New South Wales,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Pacific Ocean, Australia, New South Wales, Pittwater, Careel Bay (33º37'S, 151º20'E; provided geocoordinates slightly displaced, corrected here to approximately lat. -33.617º, long. 151.323º) [details]
Type material Holotype deposited at the Australian Museum, Sydney (AM W8273).  [details]
Depth range Intertidal to 16 m.   
Depth range Intertidal to 16 m.  [details]

Distribution Australia: New South Wales; Queensland; Northern Territory.  
Distribution Australia: New South Wales; Queensland; Northern Territory. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet multicristata is composed by the prefix of Latin origin multi-, meaning 'many', 'much' or 'multiple',...  
Etymology The specific epithet multicristata is composed by the prefix of Latin origin multi-, meaning 'many', 'much' or 'multiple', and the Latin adjective cristata, feminine of cristatus and meaning 'crested' or 'having a tuft or crest', and refers to the large number of segments of the species possessing dorsal crests (from chaetiger 7 to about chaetiger 30).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Prionospio multicristata Hutchings & Rainer, 1979. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=331136 on 2021-10-21
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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 Hutchings, P.; Rainer, S. (1979). The polychaete fauna of Careel Bay, Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 13(6): 745-796., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937900770561
page(s): 768-771, fig. 5 [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   

redescription Radashevsky, Vasily I. (2015). Spionidae (Annelida) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia: the genera <em>Aonides</em>, <em>Dipolydora</em>, <em>Polydorella</em>, <em>Prionospio</em>, <em>Pseudopolydora</em>, <em>Rhynchospio</em>, and <em>Tripolydora</em>. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4019(1): 635-694., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4019.1.22
page(s): 666-669, figs. 20-21 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype AM W8273, geounit Careel Bay [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal to 16 m.  [details]

Distribution Australia: New South Wales; Queensland; Northern Territory. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet multicristata is composed by the prefix of Latin origin multi-, meaning 'many', 'much' or 'multiple', and the Latin adjective cristata, feminine of cristatus and meaning 'crested' or 'having a tuft or crest', and refers to the large number of segments of the species possessing dorsal crests (from chaetiger 7 to about chaetiger 30).  [details]

Habitat Fine coral sand and Posidonia beds, intertidal to subtidal depths.  [details]

Reproduction Gonochoristic. Both female and male gametes develop from chaetiger 12 to chaetigers 50-62.  [details]

Type locality Pacific Ocean, Australia, New South Wales, Pittwater, Careel Bay (33º37'S, 151º20'E; provided geocoordinates slightly displaced, corrected here to approximately lat. -33.617º, long. 151.323º) [details]

Type material Holotype deposited at the Australian Museum, Sydney (AM W8273).  [details]