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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Pycnogonida (class)  »  Pantopoda (order)  »  Callipallenidae (family)

CAAB Code: 33 011040 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pallenella watsonae   Staples, 2005

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 33 - Tardigrada, Pentastomida, Pycnogonida plus minor Arthropod groups minor invertebrate phyla plus scorpions, spiders, sea spiders, horseshoe crabs
Family: 33 11 Callipallenidae (pycnogonids) - show full list
Common Name: [a pycnogonid]
Organism Type: a pycnogonid
Synonyms: Pseudopallene ambigua (mis-identification)
Pseudopallene watsonae
Meridionale watsonae
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 33 011910     Pallenella spp.
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This species was previously confused with Pseudopallene ambigua Stock, 1956.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
MoV 100494
Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2019-09-03
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Staples, D.A., 2005. Pycnogonida from the Althorpe Islands, South Australia., Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Vol. 129(2): 158-169.
Scientific Name
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Brenneis, G., Arango, C.P., Sharma, P.P., Schwentner, M., 2020. The more the merrier: unparalleled sympatric species richness in a sea spider genus (Pycnogonida: Callipellenidae: Pallenella) from Tasmanian waters., Invertebrate Systematics, Vol. 34: 837-870. . doi:10.1071/IS20022
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