TorquaratoridaeB sp. 1


General: Transparent body, high dome proboscis and extra-wide lips which can be transparent, light or dark purple, very broad collar, genital wings sometimes visible, highly sinuate intestines. Wholly transparent specimens are found north of Monterey, while animals with a dark purple proboscis and lips were found to the south. Specimens with light purple anteriors were seen throughout the range.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Co-Axial, South Axial, Vance Seamount, Juan de Fuca, North Cleft, South Cleft, Gorda Ridge, Guide, Taney, Davidson, and Rodriquez seamounts.

Published depth range: 1712 - 3287 m

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate (sedimented lava).

Additional Information

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

Taxonomist assessment: 2011


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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.

Citation: TorquaratoridaeB sp. 1 Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-13.
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