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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780) 
AphiaID: 129876

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 editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella Blainville, 1828
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAncistria acuta Verrill, 1874 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata belgica Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata danica Czerniavsky, 1881
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata hebridarum Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata neapolitana Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata suchumica Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella fabricii Blainville, 1828 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella prototypa Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella similis Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLombricus canalium Nardo, 1847 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbriconais marina Örsted, 1842 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbricus capitatus Fabricius, 1780 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbricus litoralis Johnston, 1827
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMatla bengalensis Stephenson, 1908 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSaenuris barbata Grube, 1860 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValla ciliata Johnston, 1865 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Fabricius, Otto 1780. [POLYCHAETA & ANNELIDA DATA. p.266-315; 374-384] Fauna Groenlandica, systematice sistens, Animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quoad nomen specificum, triviale, vernaculumque synonyma auctorum plurium, descriptionem, locum, victum, generationem, mores, usum, capturamque singuli prout detegendi occasio fuit, maximaque parte secundum proprias observationes: Hafniae [Copenhagen] et Lipsiae., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.13489 [details]

redescription Blake, J.A. 2000. Family Capitellidae Grube, 1862. pages 47-96. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul Valentich. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 7 - The Annelida Part 4. Polychaeta: Fabelligeridae to Sternaspidae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorslangpier  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgallery worm  [details]
Direct child
taxa (13)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata antarctica Monro, 1930
Subspecies Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata capitata (Fabricius, 1780)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata europaea Wu, 1964
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata floridana Hartman, 1959
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata japonica Kitamori, 1960
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata oculata Hartman, 1961
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata ovincola Hartman, 1947
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata tripartita Hartman, 1961

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata belgica Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata danica Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata hebridarum Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata neapolitana Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata suchumica Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality India [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpuikom [details]
Belize
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelize [details]
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGeorgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUkrainian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanada [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaguenay Fjord [details]
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGolfe Normanno-Breton [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRoscoff [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKerkennah Islands [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBanc d'Arguin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrand Banks [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
United States
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUSA [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTrinidad and Tobago [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeotype ZMUC ZMUC-POL-1967 [details]
Feedingtypes  carnivore [details]
deposit feeder [details]
deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]
detritus feeder [details]
grazer [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (17 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (226 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (93 nucleotides; 13 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Restricted to Arctic and subarctic localities (Blake, 2009). In CaRMS reported from Saguenay Fjord, northern Gaspe waters, downstream part of middle St. Lawrence estuary, Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel), lower St. Lawrence estuary; Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway); Cobscook Bay [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet capitata means having or forming a head.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Neotype designated from specimen from 20m from Affarlikassâ Fjord, Mârmorilik, West Greenland, 71° 6.5' N, 51° 17' W (71.108333°, -51.283333°) (lat/long as given, but this location appears to be terrestrial, at least in Geolocator. In Geolocator station longitude from author's map appears to be 51 deg 14' W, or -51.2330). [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat intertidal, bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129876
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Capitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129876 on 2014-08-02
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