Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Desmoscolex americanus Chitwood, 1936
Catalog Number: USNM 33970
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;
Preparation: Slide
Collector(s): B. Chitwood
Year Collected: 1934
Locality: Bogue Sound, North Carolina, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Microhabitat: Marine shallows
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Syntype for Desmoscolex americanus Chitwood, 1936
Catalog Number: USNM 39423
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Slide
Collector(s): B. Chitwood
Year Collected: 1934
Locality: Bogue Sound, North Carolina, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Microhabitat: Marine shallows
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 20 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 250 - 2500
  Temperature range (°C): 3.333 - 17.010
  Nitrate (umol/L): 10.763 - 22.750
  Salinity (PPS): 34.961 - 36.216
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.750 - 6.135
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.690 - 1.401
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.919 - 18.170

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 250 - 2500

Temperature range (°C): 3.333 - 17.010

Nitrate (umol/L): 10.763 - 22.750

Salinity (PPS): 34.961 - 36.216

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.750 - 6.135

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.690 - 1.401

Silicate (umol/l): 5.919 - 18.170
 
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