Polycera hedgpethi

Polycera hedgpethi  Er. Marcus, 1964

Polycera hedgpethi @ Portovenere, Italy by Davide Lopresti
















































Polycera hedgpethi  Er. Marcus, 1964

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 140835).

  • Polycera gnupa Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1967




  • Polycera. From Greek “polys”, many + “keras”, horns.
  • Hedgpethi. Dedicated to Prof. Joel Walker Hedgpeth, (1911-2006), Californian pycnogonid taxonomist and ecologist at Pacific Marine Station, Dillon Beach. Active between the 1930s-1980s (and director of the Marine Science Laboratory, Newport, Oregon between 1965 to his retirement in 1973), but also publishing at least until 2000. Hegdpeth had the largest private collection of books dealing with the sea shore in the world.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Polycera hedgpethi
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean: ★☆☆☆☆
    Eastern Mediterranean: ★☆☆☆☆
    Atlantic Ocean: ☆☆☆☆☆

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Polycera hedgpethi based on our own records.



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Ballesteros, M., Madrenas, E. & Pontes, M. (2023) "Polycera hedgpethi" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 14/09/2014. Accessed: 01/02/2023. Available at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/k5WtB)

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