Allapasus aurantiacus

Author: Holland, Kuhnz, Osborn, 2012

Description

General: Orange-tan. Longitudinal groove prominent in many specimens. Narrow-lipped.



Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Monterey Canyon, Monterey Fan, Gulf of California.

Published depth range: 2891 - 3492 m

Habitat description: Benthic, sediment burrowing, on lava with a veneer of sediment, or floating above the seafloor. Observed near cold seeps whale falls, on the abyssal plane.



Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Kuhnz L., MBARI; Holland, N., Scripps Insitute of Oceanography; Osborn, K., Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Taxonomist assessment: 2011



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Holland, N.D., L.A. Kuhnz, and K.J. Osborn (2012). Morphology of a new deep-sea acorn worm (class Enteropneusta, phylum Hemichordata): a part-time demersal drifter with externalized ovaries. Journal of Morphology, 273: 661-671. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20013

Osborn, K.J., L.A. Kuhnz, I.G. Priede, M. Urata, A.V. Gebruk, and N.D. Holland (2011). Diversification of acorn worms (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta) revealed in the deep sea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2011.1916

Citation: Allapasus aurantiacus (Holland, Kuhnz, Osborn, 2012) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Allapasus%20aurantiacus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-15.
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