Nephasoma cutleri (Murina),

Cutler, Edward B., Schulze, Anja & Dean, Harlan K., 2004, Zealand species, Zootaxa 525, pp. 1-19: 7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.158002

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/020087E4-4247-0B66-5F4D-FC06FBCFFA52

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Plazi

scientific name

Nephasoma cutleri (Murina)
status

 

Nephasoma cutleri (Murina) 

Golfingia cutleri Murina, 1975: 1087  –1088.

Type locality: Pacific Ocean, 12 ° S, 178 ° E, 2614 m.

Remarks: The two very slender, thread­like, complete specimens, have trunks 11–12 mm by 0.5 mm with introverts 40–60 % of the trunk length. There is a third specimen but most of its trunk is missing. Small, pale, scattered hooks and a slight constriction at the base of the introvert can be seen, but no other external features. The retractor muscles originate about 30 % of the distance towards the posterior end of the trunk and the intestine appears as a loose but regular double helix.

Distribution: Scattered reports from the Pacific Ocean at abyssal depths (2600–4600 m), and the Comoro Islands and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean from 100–3700 m. These three worms constitute a significant range extension, and suggest a more uniform but sparse distribution throughout the deep water of the Indo­Pacific region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Sipuncula

Class

Sipunculidea

Order

Golfingiiformes

Family

Golfingiidae

Genus

Nephasoma

Loc

Nephasoma cutleri (Murina)

Cutler, Edward B., Schulze, Anja & Dean, Harlan K. 2004
2004
Loc

Golfingia cutleri

Murina 1975: 1087
1975