Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) muelleri

Açik, S., Murina, G. V., Çinar, M. E. & Ergen, Z., 2005, Sipunculans from the coast of northern Cyprus (eastern Mediterranean Sea), Zootaxa 1077, pp. 1-23: 10-11

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.170329

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9B3A7D5D-3D1B-450C-B8C8-7CB465AC008D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D46F87BE-8A61-FFEA-8B5D-FAB27713FB3D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) muelleri
status

 

Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) muelleri   cf. kovalevskii Murina, 1964  

Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) muelleri kovalevskii: Murina et al. 1999: 826   –827; Pancucci­Papadopoulou et al. 1999: 90–91, fig. 34.

Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) kovalevskii: Murina & Zavodnik 1985   / 1986: 26–28, fig. 1; Saiz Salinas 1988 b: 10, figs 1 a –d.

Aspidosiphon kovalevskii: Stephen & Edmonds 1972: 229   ; Murina & Zavodnik 1979: 245 –251, figs 2, 3.

Material examined: ESFM – SIP / 97 – 10, T 4, trawl, start: 35 ° 22.9 ' N – 33 °41.0' E, finish: 35 ° 22.4 ' N – 33 ° 39.3 ' E, 12 May 1997, 38– 45 m, sandy mud with Halophila stipulacea   and Caulerpa racemosa   , 3 specimens; ESFM – SIP / 97 – 13, T 8, trawl, start: 35 ° 40.9 ' N – 34 ° 35.4 ' E, finish: 35 ° 40.6 ' N – 34 ° 35.9 ' E, 16 May 1997, 27– 45 m, sand and Posidonia oceanica   , 4 specimens [one individual within a shell of Bittium jadertinum (Brusina 1865)   , one individual within a shell of Gibbula guttadauri (Philippi 1836)   ]; ESFM – SIP / 97 – 11, D 1, dredge, 35 ° 22.5 ' N – 33 °05.2' E, 10 May 1997, 50 m, hard substratum, 6 specimens; ESFM – SIP / 97 – 12, D 2, dredge, 35 ° 22.4 ' N – 33 ° 39.5 ' E, 12 May 1997, 35 m, on P. oceanica   , 7 specimens; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 25, D 16, dredge, 35 ° 43.8 ' N – 34 ° 37.3 ' E, 16 July 1998, 300 m, mud with shell fragments, 1 specimen; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 24, D 17, dredge, 35 °08.7' N – 34 °00.1' E, 18 July 1998, 120 m, mud, 1 specimen; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 28, K 1, Guzelyurt Bay, 14 July 1998, 1 m, on Cystoseira crinita   , 2 specimens; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 27, K 3, Karpas Cape, 18 July 1998, 10 m, on P. oceanica   , 1 specimen; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 22, K 5, Karpas Cape, 19 July 1998, 0–2 m, on rocks, 1 specimen; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 26, K 8, Limanbasi Cape, 20 July 1998, 3 m, on C. crinita   , 3 specimens; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 21, K 9, Girne, 21 July 1998, 2 m, on rocks, 2 specimens; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 23, K 9, Girne, 21 July 1998, 5 m, on P. oceanica   , 1 specimen; ESFM – SIP / 98 – 20, K 10, Malazgirt, 21 July 1998, 2 m, on rocks, 1 specimen.

Remarks: Body cylindrical or rod­like. Trunk 2–17 mm in lenght, 0.6–2.5 mm in width. Introvert 0.8–7.5 mm long, 0.3–1 mm wide. Trunk 2.3–2.5 times introvert length. Hooks yellow, dark brown. All introvert hooks unidentate; 13–53 µm long, 15–38 µm thick at base. Longitudinal grooves on anal shield numbering 15–20. Anal shields usually with spines. Radiale grooves on caudal shield numbering 16–20. Finger­like spines on introvert 10–38 µm long. Intestinal spiral with 11–26 coils. Nephridiopores located just posterior to anus or at level of anus. Some specimens with eggs in coelom cavity, elliptical; longer axis 48–95 µm in diameter, smaller axis 33–85 µm in diameter. A total of 8 specimens of parasites (ectoprocts) were found to be attached to the anal shields and the proximal part of the introvert of two individuals.

Distribution: Arabian Sea, South China, Mediterranean, middle and North Atlantic ( Murina & Zavodnik 1979; Pancucci­Papadopoulou et al. 1999). Depth range: 1­820 m ( Murina & Zavodnik 1985 / 1986; Murina et al. 1999).

ESFM

Museum of Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Sipuncula

Class

Phascolosomatidea

Order

Aspidosiphoniformes

Family

Aspidosiphonidae

Genus

Aspidosiphon

Loc

Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) muelleri

Açik, S., Murina, G. V., Çinar, M. E. & Ergen, Z. 2005
2005
Loc

Aspidosiphon (Aspidosiphon) kovalevskii:

Saiz 1988: 10
1988
Loc

Aspidosiphon kovalevskii:

Murina 1979: 245
Stephen 1972: 229
1972