WoRMS taxon details

Microphthalmus Mecznikow, 1865

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

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

Species Microphthalmus intermedius (Uchida, 2004) (nomen dubium, unavailable as types not established)
Species Microphthalmus 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.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Microphthalmus Mecznikow, 1865. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129313 on 2018-05-23
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2013-10-22 21:07:32Z
changed

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original description Mecznikow, E. 1865. Beitraege zur Kenntnis der Chaetopoden. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie 15: 328-341. [details]   

original description  (ofFridericiella 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  (ofHesionella 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  (ofFridericiella 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  (ofFridericiella 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  (ofFridericiella 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  (ofFridericiella 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  (ofHesionella 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
Classification 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]

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