Themiste (Lagenopsis) minor huttoni (Benham)

Cutler, Edward B., Schulze, Anja & Dean, Harlan K., 2004, Zealand species, Zootaxa 525, pp. 1-19 : 12-13

publication ID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6271340

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scientific name

Themiste (Lagenopsis) minor huttoni (Benham)
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Themiste (Lagenopsis) minor huttoni (Benham)

Phascolosoma huttoni Benham, 1903: 177 –184.

Type locality: New Zealand.

Remarks: These 11 worms with smooth dark sausage­shaped trunks measure 3–20 mm long. The short introverts bear scattered dark hooks and the collar region at the base of the branched tentacles is pigmented. The orientation of these hooks is generally towards the posterior end but some small deviation from this can be found (not to be confused with T. variospinosa from Australia where they point in all directions). Internally the single pair of strong retractor muscles originate near the middle of the trunk and digitiform contractile vessel villi are well developed in the larger worms.

Distribution: Australia, New Zealand (including Chatham Islands), commonly in intertidal, hard substrata. This material is therefore not surprising except for the greater depths.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Sipuncula

Class

Sipunculidea

Order

Golfingiiformes

Family

Themistidae

Genus

Themiste

Loc

Themiste (Lagenopsis) minor huttoni (Benham)

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

Phascolosoma huttoni

Benham 1903: 177
1903