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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 011910 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pallenella spp.  

Rank: Genus
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 spp.
Meridionale spp.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 33 011000     Callipallenidae
Child Codes: 33 011028     Pallenella ambigua
33 011061     Pallenella baroni
33 011049     Pallenella brevicephala
33 011042     Pallenella chevron
33 011051     Pallenella constricta
33 011044     Pallenella difficile
33 011034     Pallenella dubia
33 011053     Pallenella flava
33 011050     Pallenella gracilis
33 011052     Pallenella harrisi
33 011041     Pallenella inflata
33 011060     Pallenella karenae
33 011014     Pallenella laevis
33 011029     Pallenella pachycheira
33 011035     Pallenella reflexa
33 011048     Pallenella tasmania
33 011040     Pallenella watsonae
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Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:Members of this genus were previously placed in the Atlantic/Boreal Pacific genus Pseudopallene, and then into Meridionale (see Staples, 2014). The latter is now regarded as a synonym of older name Pallenella (see Brenneis et al, 2020). This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-04-16
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Staples, D.A., 2014. A revision of the callipallenid genus Pseudopallene Wilson, 1878 (Pycnogonida, Callipallenidae)., Zootaxa, Vol. 3765(4): 339-359.
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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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