Abarenicola pacifica

Abarenicola pacifica (Healy & Wells 1959)

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Description

Morphology

Body is thick and robust, with branchiae first present on setiger 7. Branchiae are first present on setiger 7, and are fine filaments in thick tufts or clusters (photo). Neuropodia of branchial segments are short throughout and widely separated ventrally.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
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Diagnostic Description

Nephridial pores are present on setigers 5 to 9, and each is uncovered. Esophageal caeca include one large anterior pair and 3 to 6 smaller pairs (photo).

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Ecology

Habitat

Found on sand flats.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Status

Status in BC

Native (Carlton, key)

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Distribution

Native range

Humboldt Bay and north.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Reference Collection

Sample Number

1001

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

References

Light, S. F., & Carlton J. T. (2007).  The Light and Smith manual: intertidal invertebrates from central California to Oregon. 1001.