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Ben-Eliahu, M. Nechama. (1977). Polychaete cryptofauna from rims of similar intertidal vermetid reefs on the Mediterranean coast of Israel and in the Gulf of Elat: Syllinae and Eusyllinae (Polychaeta Errantia: Syllidae). Israel Journal of Zoology. 26: 1-58.
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10.1080/00212210.1977.10688440 [view]
Ben-Eliahu, M. Nechama
1977
Polychaete cryptofauna from rims of similar intertidal vermetid reefs on the Mediterranean coast of Israel and in the Gulf of Elat: Syllinae and Eusyllinae (Polychaeta Errantia: Syllidae)
Israel Journal of Zoology
26: 1-58
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Kristian Fauchald's Polychaeta DB
The Syllinae and Eusyllinae were studied in two similar habitats in the Gulf of Elat and on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. These were porous reefs of vermetid (Dendropoma spp.) tubes encrusted on seaward margins of intertidal platforms. In the Mediterranean habitat there were 11 species: nine Syllinae and two Eusyllinae. Four species are new records for the Israeli Mediterranean coast. Twenty-five species were identified from the Gulf of Elat habitat: 20 Syllinae, five Eusyllinae. Twenty-three were new records; three additional species (two Syllinae, one Eusyllinae) not fully identified, are also presumed to be new records. One new subspecies, Syllis truncata mediterranea, is described from the Mediterranean habitat; two new species, Syllis lunaroides and S. safrieli and five new subspecies, Syllis lunaris minima, S. alternata kabilica, S. truncata cryptica, Langerhansia rosea curticirris, and Pionosyllis lamelligera pariseta are described from the Gulf of Elat habitat.
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Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (additional source)
Langerhansia rosea curticirris Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis rosea (Langerhans, 1879) (original description)
Parasphaerosyllis indica Monro, 1937 (additional source)
Pionosyllis lamelligera pariseta Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (original description)
Pionosyllis pierantonii Cognetti, 1957 accepted as Pionosyllis weismanni Langerhans, 1879 accepted as Brevicirrosyllis weismanni (Langerhans, 1879) (source of synonymy)
Pionosyllis weismanni Langerhans, 1879 accepted as Brevicirrosyllis weismanni (Langerhans, 1879) (additional source)
Procera bifidentata Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Proceraea bifidentata Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (original description)
Syllis (Typosyllis) alternata kabilica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis kabilica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (original description)
Syllis (Typosyllis) exilis Gravier, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (source of synonymy)
Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaris minima Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Typosyllis lunaris Imajima, 1966 accepted as Syllis lunaris (Imajima, 1966) (original description)
Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaroides Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis lutea (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (original description)
Syllis (Typosyllis) safrieli Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis lutea (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (original description)
Syllis (Typosyllis) truncata cryptica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (original description)
Syllis (Typosyllis) truncata mediterranea Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis pulvinata (Langerhans, 1881) (original description)
Typosyllis cirromaculata Hartmann-Schröder, 1960 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860 (source of synonymy)
Typosyllis gerlachi Hartmann-Schröder, 1960 accepted as Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (new combination reference)
Typosyllis schulzi Hartmann-Schröder, 1960 accepted as Syllis schulzi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (new combination reference)
Typosyllis striata Hartmann-Schröder, 1960 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (source of synonymy)
Holotype BMNH 1976.348, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Syllis (Typosyllis) alternata kabilica Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Holotype BMNH 1976.349, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Syllis (Typosyllis) safrieli Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Holotype BMNH 1976.356, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaris minima Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Holotype BMNH 1976.361, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Syllis (Typosyllis) truncata cryptica Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Nontype NHMUK 1976.405-430, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Parasphaerosyllis indica Monro, 1937
Holotype BMNH 1976.513, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Langerhansia rosea curticirris Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Holotype BMNH 1976.539, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaroides Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Holotype BMNH 1976.555, locality Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin, identified as Syllis (Typosyllis) truncata mediterranea Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Holotype BMNH 1976.623, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Pionosyllis lamelligera pariseta Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Nontype HUJ AN.I.99, locality Gulf of Aqaba, identified as Parasphaerosyllis indica Monro, 1937
 Depth range

Intertidal to 13.5 m. [details]

 Distribution

Circum-tropical to temperate waters. West Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea (coast of Oman); Red Sea (Egypt, Gulf of ... [details]

 Distribution

Gulf of Aqaba.  [details]

 Distribution

Mediterranean coast of Israel.  [details]

 Distribution

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba.  [details]

 Distribution

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba.  [details]

 Distribution

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba.  [details]

 Distribution

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba.  [details]

 Distribution

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba.  [details]

 Distribution

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba.  [details]

 Etymology

The species is dedicated to Dr. Uriel N. Safriel, of the Department of Zoology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet lunaroides makes reference to the similarity of the species with Syllis lunaris Imajima, 1966.  [details]

 Etymology

The subspecific epithet mediterranea refers to the type locality of the subspecies, the Mediterranean coast of Israel.  [details]

 Etymology

The subspecific epithet kabilica refers to the type locality of the subspecies, Wadi Kabila.  [details]

 Etymology

The subspecific epithet cryptica refers to the Dendropoma habitats in which the subspecies lives.  [details]

 Etymology

The subspecific epithet curticirris refers to the short, tapered massive dorsal cirri of mid and posterior body.  [details]

 Etymology

The subspecific epithet refers to the subequal falciger blades.  [details]

 Etymology

The subspecific epithet minima refers to the small size of the subspecies in relation to the stem species, Syllis ... [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs, and ... [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma petraeum (Monterosato, 1884), on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Habitat

Low-midlittoral vermetid reefs of Dendropoma cf. meroclista Hadfield & Kay, 1972 on wave-battered beachrock slabs.  [details]

 Type locality

Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt, South Sinai, northern flank of the Wadi Kabila alluvial fan (latitude given by Ben-Eliahu & ... [details]

 Type locality

Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt, South Sinai, northern flank of the Wadi Kabila alluvial fan (latitude given by Ben-Eliahu & ... [details]

 Type locality

Mediterranean Sea, Israel, north of Shavei Zion, 217 m north of Bet Ha'Emek Creek (latitude given in Ben-Eliahu & ... [details]

 Type locality

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt, South Sinai, northern flank of the Wadi Kabila alluvial fan (latitude given by ... [details]

 Type locality

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt, South Sinai, northern flank of the Wadi Kabila alluvial fan (latitude given by ... [details]

 Type locality

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt, South Sinai, northern flank of the Wadi Kabila alluvial fan (latitude given by ... [details]

 Type locality

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt, South Sinai, northern flank of the Wadi Kabila alluvial fan (latitude given by ... [details]

 Type locality

Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt, South Sinai, northern flank of the Wadi Kabila alluvial fan (latitude given by ... [details]