Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) coyi

Hsueh, Pan-Wen & Kuo, Chia-Ming, 2009, New records of sipunculan worms from Taiwan, Zootaxa 2067, pp. 51-61: 60

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.187023

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) coyi
status

 

Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) coyi  de Quatrefages

Figs 2View FIGURE 2. A K, 3 G –H

Aspidosiphon coyi Cutler, 1994: 221  (for complete synonymy).

Material examined. One specimen (NMNS- 5928 -022), Sunsheintai (23 °06.899' N, 121 ° 24.012 ' E), Taitung County, eastern Taiwan, intertidal coral reefs, coll. P.-W. Hsueh, 14 October 2007.

Remarks. Aspidosiphon coyi  and A. laevis  de Quatrefages are the only two species in Aspidosiphon  ( Paraspidosiphon  ), defined by the anal shield possessing extensive grooves or furrows ( Hsueh et al. 2006: 371, fig. 3 B; present study, Fig. 3View FIGURE 3. A G). Aspidosiphon coyi  differs from A. laevis  by the presence of a very small secondary tooth on introvert hooks and its retractor originating at the posterior end (95–100 %). The present specimen agrees with most of the above key characters, with the introvert hooks each having a secondary tooth ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2. A H) and the retractor originating at the posterior end but about 93 % of the length of the trunk. This species inhabits intertidal coral rock and has been recorded from several locations in the western Pacific Ocean, from central Japan through Okinawa, Philippines, Indonesia to the Kermadec Islands ( Cutler 1994).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Sipuncula

Class

Phascolosomatidea

Order

Aspidosiphoniformes

Family

Aspidosiphonidae

Genus

Aspidosiphon

Loc

Aspidosiphon (Paraspidosiphon) coyi

Hsueh, Pan-Wen & Kuo, Chia-Ming 2009

2009
Loc

Aspidosiphon coyi

Cutler 1994: 221