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Ewing, R. Michael and Dauer, Daniel M. 1981. A new species of Amastigos (Polychaeta: Capitellidae) from the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coast of the United States with notes on the Capitellidae of the Chesapeake Bay. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94(1): 163-168.
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Ewingichael, R. M.; Daueraniel, D. M.
1981
A new species of Amastigos (Polychaeta: Capitellidae) from the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coast of the United States with notes on the Capitellidae of the Chesapeake Bay
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
94(1): 163-168
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Kristian Fauchald's Polychaeta DB
A new species of Capitellidae Amastigos caperatus from the lower Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States is described below. Capitomastus aciculatus Hartman 1959 is redescribed. A key to the Capitellidae of the lower Chesapeake Bay is given.
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Amastigos caperatus Ewing & Dauer, 1981 (original description)
Holotype USNM 61107, geounit Chesapeake Bay, identified as Amastigos caperatus Ewing & Dauer, 1981
Paratype USNM 61108, geounit Chesapeake Bay, identified as Amastigos caperatus Ewing & Dauer, 1981
Nontype USNM 61109, geounit New York, identified as Amastigos caperatus Ewing & Dauer, 1981
 Depth range

Subtidal depths, between 6.7-18.9 m.  [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic coast of the USA, from Broad Sound (Massachusetts) to Charleston (South Carolina).  [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet caperatus is a Latin adjective meaning 'wrinkled', and refers to the wrinkled appearance of ... [details]

 Habitat

Subtidal clean fine to medium sands.  [details]

 Type locality

Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA, Atlantic Ocean (37.1167°, -75.9833°), at 6.7 m, in clean medium sand.  [details]

 Type material

Holotype (USNM 61107) and paratypes (USNM 61108) deposited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USA).  [details]

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