WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthodonta Langerhans, 1879

129661  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129661)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 547 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Opisthodonta is composed by...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Opisthodonta is composed by the Latin prefix of Greek origin opistho-, meaning 'backward' or 'behind', and the Greek word donta, meaning 'tooth', and refers to the location of the single pharyngeal tooth on the posterior region of the pharynx. [details]
Gil, J.; Musco, L.; Bellan, G. (2015). Opisthodonta Langerhans, 1879. 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=129661 on 2017-12-15

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2006-01-25 15:50:31Z
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2007-03-29 10:21:37Z
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2007-05-09 15:14:48Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-05-11 09:06:11Z
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2015-04-26 20:06:02Z
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original description Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 547 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record 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 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 Fauvel, P. (1923). Polychètes errantes. Faune de France. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris. 5: 1-488., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/  [details]   

additional source Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

redescription San Martín, G. (2003). Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid. p 1-554. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Opisthodonta is composed by the Latin prefix of Greek origin opistho-, meaning 'backward' or 'behind', and the Greek word donta, meaning 'tooth', and refers to the location of the single pharyngeal tooth on the posterior region of the pharynx. [details]
 



Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]