Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) laevis

Dean, Harlan K., Hernández-Ávila, Iván & Cutler, Edward B., 2007, Sipunculans of the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and Curaçao, Zootaxa 1431, pp. 45-54: 52

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.175810

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scientific name

Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) laevis
status

 

Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) laevis  de Quatrefages, 1865

Paraspidosiphon speciosus Gerould, 1913: 426  –427. – Rice, 1975: 40 –41, 45– 46.

Specimens collected:

CURA Ç AO: EBC – STA 301: 29 /xii/ 87; Carambi Institute in front of laboratory; (1).

CUMAN Á: EBC – STA 311: 5 /i/ 88; Playa Colarada, west of Mochima; (2). STA 313: 7 /i/ 88: Playa Colarada, west of Mochima; (1).

Remarks. Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) laevis  may be recognized by its grooved anal shield and that all the hooks are unidentate.

Distribution. Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) laevis  inhabits coral rock and has a widespread warm water distribution. In the western Atlantic and Caribbean it is known from the Cape Hatteras region ( USA) to Brazil. It has also been reported from the western Pacific Ocean. Rice (1975) collected 5 specimens of this species from intertidal Porites  rubble at Spaansche Water, Curaçao.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Sipuncula

Class

Phascolosomatidea

Order

Aspidosiphoniformes

Family

Aspidosiphonidae

Genus

Aspidosiphon

Loc

Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) laevis

Dean, Harlan K., Hernández-Ávila, Iván & Cutler, Edward B. 2007

2007
Loc

Paraspidosiphon speciosus

Rice 1975: 40Gerould 1913: 426

1975