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Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774)

104906  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:104906)

accepted
Species
marine
Pallas, P. S. (1774). Spicilegia zoologica, quibus novae imprimis et obscurae animalium species iconibus, descriptionibus atque commentariis illustrantur cura P.S. Pallas. Berolini. Fasciculus 10, pp. 1–41, 4 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/88619#page/103/mode/1up [details]   
Description The lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum is considered an invertebrate although the species bears quite some resemblance with...  
Description 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]

Distribution In the 1976-1986 period Branchiostoma lanceolatum was widely spread outside the near-coastal zone and reached densities of...  
Distribution 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]
Macrobel (2018). Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774). Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=104906 on 2018-04-24
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774). Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=104906 on 2018-04-24
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Pallas, P. S. (1774). Spicilegia zoologica, quibus novae imprimis et obscurae animalium species iconibus, descriptionibus atque commentariis illustrantur cura P.S. Pallas. Berolini. Fasciculus 10, pp. 1–41, 4 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/88619#page/103/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Cephalochordata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Poss, S. G.; Boschung, H. T. (1996). Lancelets (Cephalochordata: Branchiostomatidae): How many species are valid?. Isr. J. Zool. 42 (Suppl): S13-S66. [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
From other sources
Description 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]

Distribution 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]

Habitat 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]
 

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