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Species Euclymene zonalis
As with other members of family Maldanidae (bamboo worms), this species has segments which are mostly longer than wide. The first setigers are clearly demarcated from each other. This individual has 15 setigers plus the prostomium/peristomium. It has a cephalic plate on the prostomium (photos). The cephalic plate has a conspicuous , leathery rim in which the lateral notches are not prominent (photos). Setiger 1 is clearly demarcated from the prostomium/peristomium and has several capillary notosetae and a few modified uncini for neurosetae . The neuropodia of the first 3-4 setigers have only a few setae, and these are modified uncini. Many of the segments have ringlike folds in the skin . The glandular rings around setigers 5 and after are not prominent. The last several segments all have setae. The anus is central on a funnel-like projection from the posterior end of the pygidium. The cirri around the pygidial funnel are all about the same length .
This family is often found in tubes on sandy/muddy beaches, often projecting from the sand .
Typically found in the intertidal zone at the water's edge at a mean distance from sea level of 59 meters (194 feet).
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- C. Linnaeus, 1758
- (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Grobben, 1908
- Phylum: Annelida () - Lamarck, 1809 - Segmented Worms
- Superphylum: Eutrochozoa ()
- Infrakingdom: Lophotrochozoa ()
- Branch: Protostomia () - Grobben, 1908
- Subkingdom: Bilateria () - (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia () - C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 24-Jun-1996
Euclymene sp has distinct notches in the rim of its cephalic plate, but it may merely be a variation of E. zonalis. Many members of the family have no setae on the last several segments, or have prominent collars around some of the segments. (Ref. 109953)
Members of the genus Euclymene
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- Allan Hancock Pacific expeditions. [Reports] Los Angeles, University of Southern California Press. url p. 36.
- Ecological monitoring of a constructed intertidal flat at Jonesport, Me. / submitted to Regulatory Branch, New England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; prepared by Gary L. Ray; submitted by U.S. Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, Concord, MA: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District,  url .
- Postilla. New Haven, Conn.: Peabody Museum of Natural History, [1950?]-c2004. url p. 8.
- Seasonal monitoring cruise at the Western Long Island Sound Disposal Site, August 1986 / submitted to: Regulatory Branch, New England Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; submitted by: Science Applications International Corporation. Waltham, MA: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1988. url p. 16.
- Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 16, 2012.
Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 12, 2007:
- Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, Atlantic Reference Centre
- Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, EPA'S EMAP Database
- Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, Grand Manan Basin Benthos
- Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, Gwaii Haanas Invertebrates
- Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, NBI
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 220023
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: ITS-67586
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 13827175
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN): 67586
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 504624
- Cowles, Dave. Key to Invertebrates Found At or Near The Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory (a campus of Walla Walla University) Fidalgo Island, Anacortes, WA May 2009. [back]
- Standard Deviation = 163.830 based on 78 observations. Terrestrial altitude and ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Curator for this page: Eriberto de Assis. Date last reviewed: 12/30/1899