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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774) 
AphiaID: 104906

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalochordata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocardii > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostomatidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiostoma Costa, 1834
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlancetvisje  [details]
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlanktonNet Image 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (13 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (197 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (59808 nucleotides; 474 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum is considered an invertebrate although the species bears quite some resemblance with ‘primitive fish’. It is possible to distinguish a head with a mouth surrounded by fine tentacles (used to gather food), a ‘body and a ‘tail’. The animal is covered with fins and manages to cover small distances by swimming; however, the lancelet is buried in coarse sediment most of the time. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Branchiostoma lanceolatum was widely spread outside the near-coastal zone and reached densities of 600 ind./m2 maximally in that area. In the 1994-2001 period the distribution of the species was remarkably more limited and lower densities were observed: B. lanceolatum was exclusively found near the Hinder Banks in densities of maximum 120 ind./m2. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Branchiostoma lanceolatum clearly prefers coarse sediments: the relative occurrence in sediments with a median grain size of 600-650 µm amounts to 20%. The mud content of the sediment is always less than 10%. [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Poll (1947, fig. 265)
Poll (1947, fig. 265)
Poll (1947, fig. 266)
Poll (1947, fig. 266)

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:104906
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-04 16:37:03Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-05-06 11:50:34Z  checked  Nishikawa, Teruaki
  
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  Citation: Nishikawa, T. (2014). Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774). Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=104906 on 2014-04-19