Acrorhynchides canaliculatus Armonies, 2018 (Kalyptorhynchia, Polycystididae): type material


Most of our planet's biodiversity is still unknown, particularly in the sea. Although around the island of Sylt in the North Sea, the small zoobenthos (meiofauna) has been studied intensively since the 1950s, repeating previous surveys revealed an unexpected wealth of new species in addition to the 330 species of free-living microturbellarians (non-parasitic Platyhelminthes) already known from this area. Extrapolation from well-known to less-known habitat types indicates that a total of some 520 Platyhelminth species should be expected around this island, about 670 in the North Sea ecoregion, and 830 in the 'Northern European Sea' ecoprovince. Assuming that the other biogeographic provinces of the planet harbour a similar number of species, a total of 20,000 marine microturbellarian species is estimated for the global shelf zones. Less than 10% of these are known by now. As a contribution to fill that gap, ten new taxa are described in the related paper. This file contains the original photographs on Acrorhynchides canaliculatus Armonies, 2018. Since the designated type specimen was lost during preparation, these photographs were declared holotype. Photographs of a second individual were declared paratype.

Supplement to: Armonies, Werner (2018): Uncharted biodiversity in the marine benthos: the void of the smallish with description of ten new Platyhelminth taxa from the well-studied North Sea. Helgoland Marine Research, 72(1), 29 pp

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Creator Armonies, Werner
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2018
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 2 datasets
Discipline Biospheric Sciences; Ecology; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (8.299W, 54.846S, 8.353E, 54.968N); German Bight Wadden Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-06-09T07:53:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-12-18T09:22:00Z