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Paterson, Gordon L.J.; Glover, Adrian G. (2000). A new species of Sigambra (Polychaeta, Pilargidae) from the abyssal plains of the NE Atlantic. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Zoology). 66(2): 167-170.
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Paterson, Gordon L.J.; Glover, Adrian G.
2000
A new species of <i>Sigambra</i> (Polychaeta, Pilargidae) from the abyssal plains of the NE Atlantic
Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Zoology)
66(2): 167-170
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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During an intensive study of the benthic communities of the NE Atlantic abyssal plains (Rice et al. 1994), a new species of Sigambra was identified. It was conspicuous in being one of the more abundant species and certainly the dominant predator. The species was widespread, being recorded from study sites from the Cap Verde Abyssal Plain in the south to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain in the north.
Atlantic Ocean (without specification)
West Africa
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Holotype NHMUK 2000.1852, geounit Porcupine Abyssal Plain, identified as Sigambra magnuncus Paterson & Glover, 2000
 Depth range

3945-5597 m.  [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic abyssal plains of Porcupine, Tagus, Madeira, Cape Verde, Guinea and Angola.  [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet magnuncus derives from the large conspicuous hooks on the notopodia (Latin magnus, 'large', ... [details]

 Habitat

Abyssal depths, probably in soft sediments.  [details]

 Type locality

Northeast Atlantic Ocean, Porcupine Abyssal Plain (48º51.5'N, 16º29.6'W), 4844 m, sediment layer 1-3 cm.  [details]

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