WoRMS taxon details

Myriapoda

1277  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1277)

accepted
Subphylum
Class Chilopoda
Class Diplopoda
Class Pauropoda
Class Symphyla
marine, brackish, terrestrial
Not documented
WoRMS (2018). Myriapoda. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1277 on 2018-07-15
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basis of record Barber, A. D. (2009). Littoral myriapods. a review. Soil Organisms. 81(3): 735-760. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Roth, V.D. & Brown, W.L. (1976) Other air-breathing arthropods in Cheng, L. Marine Insects. North-Holland Publishing, Amsterdam-Oxford, American Elsevier, New York. [details]   

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Acknowledgments A large number of people have assisted in the compilation of the data for the four myriapod groups in a variety of ways through comment, providing information or by making available copies of references. [details]

Classification The four classes grouped together as "Myriapoda" (Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda, Symphyla)are probably no more closely related to each other than to other orders such as Insecta. However the term Myriapoda remains a convenient one to group together these uniramian arthropods with numerous legs (8 or more pairs in adults). [details]

Habitat It is often difficult to be clear as to whether myriapods found in or close to the littoral zone are, to use Silvestri’s (1903) terminology, myriapodi halofili genuini i.e. confined to such habitats (obligate halophiles), myriapodi halofili indifferenti i.e. occurring in both terrestrial and littoral habitats (facultative halophiles) or myriapodi halofili accidentali i.e. chance occurrences (accidental halophiles). Such a situation may well be true of all “terrestrial” groups in which some species have invaded the littoral zone.

Myriapods are essentially terrestrial groups of arthropods but representatives of all four classes from different orders, families and genera have colonised sea shore habitats and the situation is made more complex by species which appear to be genuini in one region but occur inland in another. The geophilomorph centipede Hydroschendyla submarina, for instance, is only ever recorded from seashores in northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Bermuda and is clearly genuini whilst Pachymerium ferrugineum is clearly indifferenti in much of its range. However, in many cases, where species are described from a single littoral site no such clarity is possible and this list may include some species which may later be considered accidentali.  [details]
 



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