Tergivelum baldwinae

Author: Holland et al 2009


General: Dark brown anterior, light-colored posterior, moderately broad collar, low-dome, pointed proboscis, wide-lipped. Lighter colored at smaller sizes, and nearly colorless when very small. Commensal with polynoid worm Macellicephala sp. A.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Astoria Canyon, Monterey, base of Davidson Seamount and Station M.

Published depth range: 2712 - 3954 m

Habitat description: Benthic, soft substrate, common on the abyssal plane.

Additional Information


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Holland, N.D. (2009). A new deep-sea species of epibenthic acorn worm (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta). Zoosystema, 31: 333-346.

Citation: Tergivelum baldwinae (Holland et al 2009) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Tergivelum%20baldwinae. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-13.
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