WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus Mecznikow, 1865

129313  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129313)

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesionella Friedrich, 1956 (replaced junior homonym and junior synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus aberrans (Webster & Benedict, 1887)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus aciculata Hartmann-Schröder, 1962
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus aggregatus Riser, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus ancistrosylliiformis Hartmann-Schröder, 1962
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus antarcticus Bick, 1998
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus arenarius Westheide, 1973
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus bermudensis Westheide, 1973
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus biantennatus Wu, Zhao & Westheide, 1993
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus bifurcatus Hartmann-Schröder, 1974
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus carolinensis Westheide & Rieger, 1987
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus coustalini Fournier, 1991
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus ephippiophorus Clausen, 1986
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus fragilis Bobretzky, 1870
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus hamosus Westheide, 1982
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus hartmanae Westheide, 1977
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus hystrix Fournier, 1991
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus indefatigatus Westheide, 1974
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus japonicus Yamanishi, 1984
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus listensis Westheide, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus mahensis Westheide, 2013
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus monilicornis Hartmann-Schröder, 1962
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus nahantensis Westheide & Rieger, 1987
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus onychophorus Westheide, 1994
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus pacificus (Friedrich, 1956)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus paraberrans Hartmann-Schröder, 1982
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus pettiboneae Riser, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus pseudoaberrans Campoy & Vieitez, 1982
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus riojai Reish, 1968
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus riseri Westheide, 1994
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus sczelkowii Metschnikow, 1865
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus similis Bobretzky, 1870
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus simplicichaetosus Westheide & Purschke, 1992
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus southerni Westheide, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus stocki Hartmann-Schröder, 1980
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus szcelkowii Metschnikow, 1865
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus szelkowii
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus tyrrhenicus Zunareli Vandini, 1967
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus urofimbriata Alikuhni, 1943
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus westheidei Hartmann-Schröder, 1982

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus intermedius (Uchida, 2004) (nomen dubium, unavailable as types not established)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrophthalmus itoi Uchida, 2004 (nomen dubium, unavailable (Art.16)?)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Mecznikow, E. 1865. Beitraege zur Kenntnis der Chaetopoden. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie 15: 328-341. [details]   
Read, G.; Bellan, G. (2013). Microphthalmus. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129313 on 2017-12-18

Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2013-10-22 21:07:32Z
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original description Mecznikow, E. 1865. Beitraege zur Kenntnis der Chaetopoden. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie 15: 328-341. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFridericiella Hartmann-Schröder, 1959) Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1959). Zur Ökologie der Polychaeten des Mangrove‐Estero‐Gebietes von El Salvador. Beitrage zur Neotropischen Fauna. 1(2): 69-183., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01650525909380612
page(s): 74; note: replacement name for pre-occupied Hesionella Friedrich [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesionella Friedrich, 1956) Friedrich, H. 1956. Mitteilungen über neue und wenig bekannte Polychaeten aus Mittel- und Südamerika. Senckenbergiana biologica, 37(1/2): 57-68.
page(s): 58 [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   

identification resource Westheide, Wilfried. (2013). Microphthalmus mahensis sp.n. (Annelida, Phyllodocida) together with an annotated key of the genus. Helgoland Marine Research. 67(3): 413-422., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10152-012-0332-1
page(s): 419 [key and list of valid species] [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFridericiella Hartmann-Schröder, 1959) Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf
page(s): 75; note: misspelled as 'Friedericiella' [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFridericiella Hartmann-Schröder, 1959) Hartmann-Schröder, Gesa. (1964). Zum Problem der Anpassung von Polychaeten an das Leben im Küstengrundwasser. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institut. Ergänzungsband. 61 [Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Professor Dr. Curt Kosswig. 361pp.]: 67-78.
page(s): 68, 71; note: brief mention of 'Fridericiella', which confirms the spelling as first used by the author in 1959 [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFridericiella Hartmann-Schröder, 1959) Laubier, L. 1967. Adaptations chez les annélides polychètes interstitielles. L'Année biologique, Paris, 6(1-2): 1-16.
page(s): 5 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFridericiella Hartmann-Schröder, 1959) Westheide, Wilfried. (2013). Microphthalmus mahensis sp.n. (Annelida, Phyllodocida) together with an annotated key of the genus. Helgoland Marine Research. 67(3): 413-422., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10152-012-0332-1
page(s): 416; note: To Microphthalmus [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesionella Friedrich, 1956) Laubier, L. 1967. Adaptations chez les annélides polychètes interstitielles. L'Année biologique, Paris, 6(1-2): 1-16. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Uncertain (Rouse & Pleijel, 2003). Pleijel (1998:150) indicated that Microphthalmus, is not regarded as a hesionid genus by him, and Dahlgren et al. (2000) found that Microphthalmus appears as the sister group to pilargids (or nested within that group). Hesionides and Microphthalmus (Microphthalminae) are interstitial animals traditionally placed in Hesionidae.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy The monotypic Uncopodarke Uchida, 2004 is probably a synonym of Microphthalmus according to Westheide (2013). However, the name is unavailable in any case. [details]
 



Feeding Type
deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
grazer [details]