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Polychaeta taxon details

Eurythoe heterotricha Potts, 1909

336249  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336249)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Potts, Frank Armitage. (1909). Polychaeta of the Indian Ocean. Part I. The Amphinomidae. <em>The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Zoology.</em> 12(4): 355-371, plates 45-46., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/26710816
page(s): 369-370, plate 45 figs. 16-17, plate 46 figs. 18-19 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype  NHMUK 1924.3.1.84, geounit Maalhosmadulu...  
Holotype NHMUK 1924.3.1.84, geounit Maalhosmadulu Atholhu Uthuruburi [details]
Type locality contained in Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Mahlos Atoll (= Maalhosmadulu Atoll), Maldive...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Mahlos Atoll (= Maalhosmadulu Atoll), Maldive Archipelago, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate 5.37°, 72.98°).  [details]
Type material Holotype in the Natural History Museum, London, UK (NHMUK 1924.3.1.84). [details]
Depth range Not stated, unknown.  
Depth range Not stated, unknown. [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Maalhosmadulu Atoll (Malvines).   
Distribution Indian Ocean: Maalhosmadulu Atoll (Malvines).  [details]

Etymology Not stated by the author. The specific epithet heterotricha is composed by the prefix of Greek origin hetero-, meaning...  
Etymology Not stated by the author. The specific epithet heterotricha is composed by the prefix of Greek origin hetero-, meaning 'different', and the combining form of Greek origin -tricha, meaning 'having hair' or 'haired', and refers presumably to the many different types of chaetae presented by the species (up to four different types). It could also be a reference to the unique and different setation of the species in relation to Eurythoe complanata (Pallas, 1766), a close species to which it is compared throughout its description.  [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon was considered to be a junior synonym of a species listed. Fauvel (1953: 85) synonymized the species with...  
Taxonomy Current taxon was considered to be a junior synonym of a species listed. Fauvel (1953: 85) synonymized the species with Eurythoe parvecarunculata Horst, 1912, but according to Borda et al. (2012: 320), "Fauvel’s (1953) referral of Eurythoe heterotricha to Amphinome [sic] parvecarunculata fails to account for significant differences in the caruncle". For this reason the species is here considered as valid.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Eurythoe heterotricha Potts, 1909. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336249 on 2021-09-25
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2019-09-18 18:17:52Z
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2020-08-24 15:27:44Z
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original description Potts, Frank Armitage. (1909). Polychaeta of the Indian Ocean. Part I. The Amphinomidae. <em>The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Zoology.</em> 12(4): 355-371, plates 45-46., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/26710816
page(s): 369-370, plate 45 figs. 16-17, plate 46 figs. 18-19 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Fauvel, P. (1953). The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya : Annelida, Polychaeta. The Indian Press, Ltd, Allahabad. xii and 507 p., available online at http://archive.org/details/FBIPolychaeta
page(s): 85; note: with Eurythoe parvecarunculata Horst, 1912 [details]   

status source Borda, Elizabeth; Kudenov, Jerry D.; Bienhold, Christina; Rouse, Greg W. (2012). Towards a revised Amphinomidae (Annelida, Amphinomida): description and affinities of a new genus and species from the Nile Deep-sea Fan, Mediterranean Sea. <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 41(3): 307-325., available online at http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00529.x
page(s): 320; note: species removed from synonymy with Eurythoe parvecarunculata Horst, 1912 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1924.3.1.84, geounit Maalhosmadulu Atholhu Uthuruburi [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Not stated, unknown. [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Maalhosmadulu Atoll (Malvines).  [details]

Etymology Not stated by the author. The specific epithet heterotricha is composed by the prefix of Greek origin hetero-, meaning 'different', and the combining form of Greek origin -tricha, meaning 'having hair' or 'haired', and refers presumably to the many different types of chaetae presented by the species (up to four different types). It could also be a reference to the unique and different setation of the species in relation to Eurythoe complanata (Pallas, 1766), a close species to which it is compared throughout its description.  [details]

Habitat Not specified. The single specimen found was associated with several individuals of Eurythoe complanata (Pallas, 1766). [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon was considered to be a junior synonym of a species listed. Fauvel (1953: 85) synonymized the species with Eurythoe parvecarunculata Horst, 1912, but according to Borda et al. (2012: 320), "Fauvel’s (1953) referral of Eurythoe heterotricha to Amphinome [sic] parvecarunculata fails to account for significant differences in the caruncle". For this reason the species is here considered as valid.  [details]

Type locality Mahlos Atoll (= Maalhosmadulu Atoll), Maldive Archipelago, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate 5.37°, 72.98°).  [details]

Type material Holotype in the Natural History Museum, London, UK (NHMUK 1924.3.1.84). [details]