Branchiostoma bennetti

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Branchiostoma bennetti
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B. bennetti
Binomial name
Branchiostoma bennetti
Boschung & Gunter, 1966 [1]

Branchiostoma bennetti, the mud lancelet, is a lancelet of the genus Branchiostoma endemic to the Gulf of Mexico, where it is found in the northern part.

Description

Like other lancelets in the genus Branchiostoma, B. bennetti occurs in inshore waters where it burrows into sand or muddy sand at depths down to about 12 m (40 ft). The body is laterally flattened and pointed at both ends. It has a long dorsal fin and another fin on its ventral surface, and a caudal fin at the rear end.[2]

References

  1. ^ Nishikawa, Teruaki (2015). "Branchiostoma bennetti Boschung & Gunter, 1966". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ Felder, Darryl L. (2009). Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press. pp. 1205–1207. ISBN 978-1-60344-269-5.