Comprehensive Description


“Genus Sialoherpia Salvini-Plawen„ 1978



Sialoherpia Salvini-Plawen, 1978. Zoologica, 44 (128): 221.


TYPE SPECIES: Sialoherpia aculeitecta Salvini-Plawen, 1978.



Cuticle thick, with epidermal papillae. With hollow and solid acicular sclerites, without hook-shaped elements. Mouth opening separated from atrium but within common atrio-buccal opening. Radula missing. Secondary genital opening, presence of copulatory stylets and of respiratory organs unknown. With (?) dorsoterminal sense organ.”



(García-Álvarez & Salvini-Plawen, 2007: 112)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)


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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2804.5 - 2804.5
  Temperature range (°C): 1.176 - 1.176
  Nitrate (umol/L): 33.009 - 33.009
  Salinity (PPS): 34.712 - 34.712
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.633 - 4.633
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.325 - 2.325
  Silicate (umol/l): 121.080 - 121.080
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