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NameWebster, H.E. (1879). The Annelida Chaetopoda of the Virginian coast. Transactions of the Albany Institute. 9: 202-269, plates I-XI.
SourceID52034
AuthorsWebster, H.E.
Year1879
TitleThe Annelida Chaetopoda of the Virginian coast
JournalTransactions of the Albany Institute
Suffix9: 202-269, plates I-XI
Type Publication
Linkhttp://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137886#page/216/mode/1up
NoteWorld Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
Abstract[None. The work starts as:]
The Annelida catalogued and described in the following pages were collected in the summer months of 1874 and 1876, by the zoölogical expeditions which, for some years past, Union College has sent out during the summer vacation. The locality was in Northampton Co., Virginia, (Eastern shore of Va.), between the main-land and the line of outside islands. Collecting on the eastern shore is in many respects unpleasant. The coast is monotonous; there is very little variety of station, unless a change from soft black mud to softer blacker mud can be called variety. At low-water a great area is exposed, but from high-water mark to the edges of the channels it is always mud; and when the dredge is let down it comes up filled with the same variety of mud; of course under such circumstances the work itself can not be pleasant. However, there was abundence of life. At low water the flats were black with Ilyanassa obsoleta Stimp., and two species of Gelasimus were present in numbers that defied computation; oysters and blue-crabs were everywhere; Amphitrite ornata was so common that in many places their extended tentacles almost touched each other; Marphysa sanguinea appeared at every turn of the spade or haul of the dredge; Nereis limbata, Drilonereis longa, Cirratulus grandis, Enoplobranchus sanguineus and other worms were present in the mud in great numbers; small annelids and molluscs abounded among the oysters. By far the greater part of our work was done with the spade at low-water. With the exception of the Syllidae and some other small forms, nearly every species dredged was also found between tides. In a few places we found what our boatmen called "rocky bottoms." The rocks were a thin layer of dead shells, that had been washed into the deeper parts of the channels and remained there. These shells had been very thoroughly excavated by a species of sponge and other boring animals, and in the galleries thus formed most of the smaller species of annelids were found.
Geographical
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North-western Atlantic
Bibliographical
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Systematics, Taxonomy
Taxonomic
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Annelida
Polychaeta
Taxa
(33)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntinoe parasitica Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidametria commensalis Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAricia rubra Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplos (Leodamas) rubra (Webster, 1879) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAricidea fragilis Webster, 1879 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAricidea (Aricidea) fragilis Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCabira Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCabira incerta Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDrilonereis longa Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEnoplobranchus Verrill, 1879 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumida maculosa Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumida sanguinea (Örsted, 1843) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidametria commensalis Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidonote armadillo (Bosc, 1802) sensu Leidy, 1855 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidonotus squamatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidonotus squamatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidonotus variabilis Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLysilla alba Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelinna maculata Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis irritabilis Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratonereis (Composetia) irritabilis (Webster, 1879) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNerine heteropoda Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis squamata (Müller, 1806) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPaedophylax dispar Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExogone dispar (Webster, 1879) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinaria (Lagis) dubia Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCistenides gouldii Verrill, 1873 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhronia Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhronia tardigrada Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPilargis tardigrada (Webster, 1879) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce fragilis Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereiphylla fragilis (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora hamata Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoccardiella hamata (Webster, 1879) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoe dasypus Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidonotus squamatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPotamilla tortuosa Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudopotamilla oculifera (Leidy, 1855) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProceraea caerulea Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProceraea tardigrada Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAutolytus ornatus (Verrill, 1873) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellaria varians Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellaria vulgaris Verrill, 1873 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaerosyllis fortuita Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpiochaetopterus M Sars, 1856 (redescription)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpiochaetopterus oculatus Webster, 1879 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStaurocephalus sociabilis Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDorvillea sociabilis (Webster, 1879) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis fragilis Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEusyllis fragilis (Webster, 1879) (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrophonia arenosa Webster, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherusa arenosa (Webster, 1879) (original description)
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