A census of deep-water sipunculans (Sipuncula)

  title={A census of deep-water sipunculans (Sipuncula)},
  author={Jos{\'e} I. Saiz and M. Bustamante and Javier Tajadura},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
The Sipuncula, or peanut worms, are a small taxon of lophotrochozoan worms that live mostly in warm shallow waters, but little is known about the diversity and distribution of this group in the deeper parts of the ocean (>2000 m). To address this point, all existing information from the scientific literature on deep-water sipunculans was retrieved, and a census was organised in several data matrices by species and by geographic and bathymetric distribution. From this data, deep-water sipunculan… 

Deep-sea sipunculans from the Kuril Basin of the Sea of Okhotsk and the adjacent slope of the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench

  • A. MaiorovaA. Adrianov
  • Geology, Environmental Science
    Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
  • 2018

Analysis of Nutritional Content of Fresh Sea Worm Honingka (Siphonosoma australe-australe) as a Potential Food Source for Communities

The results showed that the fresh/wet Honingka worm has potential as a food source for the community and can have high levels of protein, coarse fiber, and high-water content, low ash, and non-fat content.

Biogeographic Atlas of the Deep NW Pacific Fauna

Deep-sea sipunculans (Sipuncula) of the northwestern Pacific

Based on the available literature data, museum collections, and our own material, a review is presented on sipunculan species of the northwestern Pacific that occur at depths greater than 500 m.



The sipunculan fauna of Svalbard

The study shows that compared with other northern regions, Svalbard hosts a relatively rich sipunculan fauna, which is most similar in species composition to the sipunculated fauna found in Asian Arctic waters.

Sipuncula from Antarctic waters

A collection of 3156 Sipuncula from water south of 53° S latitude collected by several American expeditions during 1948-1986, at depths from 1-5790 m yielded 11 species. Only Apionsoma murinae (both

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  • P. E. Gibbs
  • Biology
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 1985
Members of the genus Phascolion Théel are probably the most familiar of sipunculans because most species inhabit the empty shells of molluscs and other similar structures and are therefore easily

Description of a Wood-Dwelling Sipunculan, Phascolosoma turnerae, New Species

In the sample from the Straits of Florida, pogonophoran tubes had penetrated the wood and were frequently entwined around the bodies of the sipunculans, and in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the introvert is in varying states of conVOLUME 98, NUMBER 1 55 traction.

Sipuncula from the Alboran Sea and Ibero-Moroccan Bay

Sipunculans collected during the operations of ‘Balgim’ Survey of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (PIROCEAN), are recorded and data concerning them noted. The specimens come from the

Deep-Water Sipuncula from the Gulf of Gascogne

  • E. CutlerN. Cutler
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 1980
An intensive study of the benthos at six deep-water stations in the Gulf of Gascogne was undertaken by the Centre Océanologique de Bretagne, Brest (during 1972–4) (Laubier & Sibuet, 1977, fig. 1).

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  • P. E. Gibbs
  • Biology
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 1986
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Sipunculan larvae and "cosmopolitan" species.

Three sipunculan species with different developmental modes that occur both in the Sea of Japan and in the Northeast Pacific are presented to demonstrate that a solid taxonomic framework based on molecular and morphological evidence is a prerequisite for evaluating relationships between dispersal capabilities, species' ranges, and the connectivity of populations.