Yoda sp. A


General: Anterior purple. Compare to Yoda sp. B. New species; description in prep (Holland, Kuhnz, Osborn). Purple, narrow-lipped, very large. Some specimens observed with mucous cocoons.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Gulf of California.

Published depth range: 2892 - 3177 m

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

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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National Center for Biotechnology Information

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: Yoda sp. A Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Yoda%20sp.%20A. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2023-09-24.
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