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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucia Malmgren, 1867 
AphiaID: 129497

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphroditiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoe nivea Sars, 1863
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoinae Kinberg, 1856
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarmothoe (Leucia) Malmgren, 1867
Sources  original description Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13358
page(s): 13 [details]

redescription Fiege, Dieter; Barnich, Ruth 2009. Polynoidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) associated with cold-water coral reefs of the northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Zoosymposia 2 : 149-164. 9th International Polychaete Conference, Portland, ME, 2007., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zoosymposia/content/2009/v2/index.htm
page(s): 157 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucia nivea (M. Sars, 1863)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucia violacea (Storm, 1879)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis [Fide Fiege & Barnich, 2009:157] Body dorsoventrally flattened, short, with up to about 50 segments; dorsum more or less covered by elytra. Sixteen pairs of elytra on segments 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 29, 32, and 35. Prostomium with distinct cephalic peaks and three antennae with lateral antennae inserted ventrally to median antenna. Anterior pair of eyes at widest part of prostomium, posterior pair dorsal near hind margin. Parapodia with elongate acicular lobes with both acicula penetrating epidermis; neuropodia with a supra-acicular process. Notochaetae stout with distinct rows of spines and blunt to pointed tip. Neurochaetae more numerous and more slender, with distinct rows of spines distally and bi- and unidentate tips. Remarks. Leucia Malmgren, 1867, is closely related to Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856, the only difference being the number of pairs of elytra, which is 16 for Leucia and 15 for Harmothoe.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Leucia is derived from Greek. Malmgren gives a transliteration as a Greek word, but not the meaning. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129497
Edit history
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2006-09-18 06:49:16Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2007-01-23 08:53:40Z  checked  Barnich, Ruth
2007-02-01 10:44:13Z  changed  Barnich, Ruth
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
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  Citation: Fauchald, K.; Bellan, G. (2008). Leucia Malmgren, 1867. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129497 on 2016-07-25
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