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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta Grube, 1850 
AphiaID: 129141

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais clavicornis Sars, 1835 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae Banse, 1969
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta Grube, 1850
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon Webster & Benedict, 1887 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Grube, A.E. 1850. Die Familien der Anneliden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, 16(1): 249-364., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31180#page/257/mode/1up
page(s): 312; note: New genus for Nais? clavicornis. There is NO diagnosis or explanation [details]

identification resource Banse, K. (1969). Acrocirridae n.fam. (Polychaeta Sedentaria). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 26(10): 2595-2620., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/f69-253
page(s): 2609-2610; note: includes a dichotomic key for all the hitherto known species [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta australiensis Kudenov, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta bansei Hartmann-Schröder, 1974
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta clavicornis (M. Sars, 1835)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta helgolandica Friedrich, 1937
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta leidyi (Verrill, 1882)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta multipapillata Westheide, 1981
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta natalensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1996
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta papillosa Ehlers, 1913
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta pege Banse, 1969
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta polyonyx Eliason, 1962
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta westheidei Santos & Silva, 1993

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta bansei Hartmann-Schröder, 1974 [junior homonym] accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta natalensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1996
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta caroli Westheide, 1981 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta bansei Hartmann-Schröder, 1974
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface feeder [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The generic name Macrochaeta is composed by the prefix of Greek origin macro-, meaning 'large', 'long' or 'great', and the Greek word chaeta, meaning 'hair', and presumably refers to the big size of the neuropodial chaetae.  [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Macrochaeta Grube, 1851 [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorValidity Classified under Cirratulidae in RAMS Checklists [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129141
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2016-01-31 14:10:43Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Bellan, G. (2016). Macrochaeta Grube, 1850. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129141 on 2016-08-31
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