Deep-sea acorn worms have been found in the Pacific and Atlantic (Holland et al. 2005). Observations and collections from remotely operated vehicles operating on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the North Atlantic in 2010 suggests that there are several yet to be named species. One of the species typically leaves circular trails of mud. ROV observations have also shown that the worms can swim off the seabed to move around.
- Holland ND, Clague DA, Gordon DP, Gebruk A, Pawson DL, Vecchione M. 2005. 'Lophenteropneust' hypothesis refuted by collection and photos of new deep-sea hemichordates. Nature, 434 (7031): 374-376.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
|Specimen Records:||25||Public Records:||6|
|Specimens with Sequences:||8||Public Species:||3|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||6||Public BINs:||3|
|Species With Barcodes:||3|
Locations of barcode samples
Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Enteropneusta
Genomic DNA is available from 2 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Auckland