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Antillesoma antillarum
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Subkingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Phascolosomatidea
Order:
Phascolosomatida
Family:
Phascolosomatidae
Genus:
Species:
A. antillarum
Binomial name
Antillesoma antillarum
(Grube, 1858)

Antillesoma antillarum is the only species of peanut worms (Sipuncula) of the genus Antillesoma. The genus belongs to the family Phascolosomatidae.

Synonymy

  • Aspidosiphon mokyevskii (Murina, 1964)
  • Golfingia (Thysanocardia) mokyevskii Murina, 1964
  • Golfingia mokyevskii Murina, 1964
  • Phascolion antillarum
  • Phascolosoma (Aedematosomum) antillarum Grube, 1858
  • Phascolosoma (Antillesoma) antillarum Grube, 1858
  • Phascolosoma (Antillesoma) asser (Selenka & De Man, 1883)
  • Phascolosoma (Antillesoma) pelmum (Selenka & De Man, 1883)
  • Phascolosoma (Antillesoma) schmidti Murina, 1975
  • Phascolosoma (Rueppellisoma) gaudens (Lanchester, 1905)
  • Phascolosoma (Rueppellisoma) onomichianum (Ikeda, 1904)
  • Phascolosoma (Rueppellisoma) simile (Chen & Yeh, 1958)
  • Phascolosoma (Rueppellisoma) weldonii (Shipley, 1892)
  • Phascolosoma aethiops Baird, 1868
  • Phascolosoma antillarum Grube, 1858
  • Phascolosoma asser (Selenka & De Man, 1883)
  • Phascolosoma fuscum Keferstein, 1862
  • Phascolosoma glans (De Quatrefages, 1865)
  • Phascolosoma immodestum (De Quatrefages, 1865)
  • Phascolosoma nigriceps Baird, 1868
  • Phascolosoma onomichianum (Ikeda, 1904)
  • Phascolosoma pelma (Selenka & De Man, 1883)
  • Phascolosoma pelmum (Selenka & De Man, 1883)
  • Phascolosoma similis (Chen & Yeh, 1958)
  • Phymosoma antillarum (Grube, 1858)
  • Phymosoma asser Selenka & De Man, in Selenka, de Man & Bülow, 1883
  • Phymosoma onomichianum Ikeda, 1904
  • Phymosoma pelma Selenka & De Man, in Selenka, de Man & Bülow, 1883
  • Physcosoma antillarum (Grube, 1858)
  • Physcosoma asser (Selenka & De Man, 1883)
  • Physcosoma gaudens Lanchester, 1905
  • Physcosoma onomichianum (Ikeda, 1904)
  • Physcosoma pelma (Selenka & De Man, 1883)
  • Physcosoma similis Chen & Yeh, 1958
  • Physcosoma weldonii Shipley, 1892
  • Sipunculus (Aedematosomum) glans De Quatrefages, 1865
  • Sipunculus (Aedematosomum) immodestus De Quatrefages, 1865

Distribution

This species is widespread in tropical and subtropical waters. It has been reported in the western Atlantic and the Caribbean from Florida to Brazil, in the eastern Atlantic in Sierra Leone.

Habitat

Antillesoma antillarum have been found living in mollusc shell middens. They accompany and associate with the following species of sipunculids: Aspidosiphon albus, A. Parvulus, A. fischeri, Temistes lageniformis, y Nephasoma pellucidum.

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