Amphilectus strepsichelifer

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Amphilectus strepsichelifer


Taxonavigation: Poecilosclerida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Parazoa
Phylum: Porifera
Classis: Demospongiae
Subclassis: Heteroscleromorpha
Ordo: Poecilosclerida

Familia: Esperiopsidae
Genus: Amphilectus
Species: Amphilectus strepsichelifer


Holotype: ZMA Por. 07564.
Type locality: Cape Verde Islands, W of São Vicente, Canal de São Vicente, depth 348-354 m, coll. R.W.M. Van Soest, CANCAP 7 Expedition stat. 172/03, 16.8833°N 25.1167°W, rectangular dredge, 7 Sep. 1986.
Etymology: The name is a combination of strepsis (L.) = twisted, and chelifer (L.) = bearing chelae, reflecting the twisted condition of the chelae.


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