Table 1

Characteristics of Osedax OTUs.

Taxa

Authority1

Depth (m)

Approx. Size2

Palp color

Pinnules3

Oviduct4

Roots

Museum Voucher5


O. rubiplumus

Rouse et al. 2004

1820--2893

59

brilliant red

out

long

long, branched

CASIZ 170238

O. frankpressi

Rouse et al. 2004

1820--2893

23

red with white lateral stripe

in

long

robust, lobate

CASIZ 170235

O. mucofloris

Glover et al. 2005

30--125

14

white to pink

in

long

robust, lobate

O. japonicus

Fujikura et al. 2006

224--250

16

pink

out

short

robust, lobate

O. roseus

Rouse et al. 2008

633--1820

24

bright red

out

long

long, branched

SIO-BIC A979-981

O. spiral

Braby et al. 2007

2893

25

no palps

none

absent

long thin filaments

SIO-BIC A1639

O. yellow-collar

Braby et al. 2007

383

18

red

both

long

robust, lobate

SIO-BIC A1640

O. orange-collar

Braby et al. 2007

383--1018

18

red

both

long

robust, lobate

SIO-BIC A1641

O. nude-palp-A

Jones et al. 2008

1820

25

red

none

?

?

SIO-BIC A1642

O. nude-palp-B

Jones et al. 2008

2893

25

red

none

?

?

SIO-BIC A1643

O. nude-palp-C

Rouse et al. 2009

1018

12

red

none

?

?

SIO-BIC A1644

O. nude-palp-D

this report

1018-1820

12

red

none

?

?

SIO-BIC A1645

O. nude-palp-E

this report

1018

12

red

none

?

robust, lobate

SIO-BIC A1646

O. nude-palp-F

this report

2892

18

red

none

?

robust, lobate

SIO-BIC A1647

O. white-collar

this report

1018

6

red with white stripe

both

long

robust, lobate

SIO-BIC A1648

O. yellow-patch

this report

633--1018

5

pale

both

long

robust, lobate

SIO-BIC A1649

O. green-palp

this report

1820

3

red/green

?

long

robust, lobate

SIO-BIC A1650

S. brattstromi

Webb 1964

600

40

red

none

absent

none


1Authority and date of species description, or reference to first report in literature if species is undescribed.

2Maximum length of truck and crown (mm) when preserved.

3Orientation of pinnules if present: in = inward; out = outward; both = inward & outward; none = no pinnules.

4Extension of oviduct beyond trunk.

5Abbreviations: CASIZ, California Academy of Sciences Invertebrate Zoology collection; SIO-BIC, The Scripps Institutionof Oceanography Benthic Invertebrates Collection.

Vrijenhoek et al. BMC Biology 2009 7:74   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-7-74

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