Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Chelicerata > Class Pycnogonida > Order Pantopoda > Suborder Eupantopodida > Superfamily Ascorhynchoidea > Family Ammotheidae > Genus Achelia

Achelia echinata Hodge, 1864

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AcheliaHodge, 1864accepted genus name
Austrothea Hodgson, 1915 synonym

Species group names

Achelia fibulifera (Dohrn, 1881) synonym
Ammothea echinata Hodge, 1864 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: stekelzeespin


basis of record

Legakis, A. (2001). Chelicerata, 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. 237

additional source

Hodge, G. (1864). List of the British Pycnogonoidea, with descriptions of several new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 13(3rd ser.): 113-117, pl. XII-XIII

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 RĂ©gionale de Biologie RĂ©gion Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms



External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF


Bamber, R. (2011). Achelia echinata Hodge, 1864. In: Bamber, R.N., El Nagar, A. (Eds) (2011). Pycnobase: World Pycnogonida Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:134599




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