WoRMS name details

Mediomastus cirripes Ben-Eliahu, 1976

129891  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129891)

taxon inquirendum (incompletely known (fide Warren et al. 1994))
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ben Eliahu, N.M. (1976). Polychaete cryptofauna from rims of similar intertidal vermetid reefs on the Mediterranean coast of Israel and in the gulf of Elat: Sedentaria. Israel Journal of Zoology. 25: 121-155. [details]   
Holotype  BMNH ZB.1976. 161, locality Israel (coast at...  
Holotype BMNH ZB.1976. 161, locality Israel (coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel, 32.9833° 35.0833° (32°59'N 35°05'E)) [details]
Note coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel, 32.9833° 35.0833° (32°59'N 35°05'E) [details]
Type material Known for a single specimen. Holotype is 3.3 mm and consists of an anterior end with a complete thorax and 6 abdominal setigers, but is a gravid female with eggs still attached in gonad. [details]
Status Warren et al (1996: 245) suggests M cirripes is sufficiently incompletely known to be a species inquirenda, but also state...  
Status Warren et al (1996: 245) suggests M cirripes is sufficiently incompletely known to be a species inquirenda, but also state "locality and the habitat, however, suggest that this might be a separate species" and "holotype differs from specimens of other species of Mediomastus by the morphology of the hooks on thorax and abdomen; the shape of the setigers including the thorax/abdomen boundary; and the prominent palpode." Thus the species has a holotype, and is currently distinct (distinguishable) from congeners, but is incompletely known [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Mediomastus cirripes Ben-Eliahu, 1976. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129891 on 2018-02-18
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2017-02-13 21:46:33Z
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original description Ben Eliahu, N.M. (1976). Polychaete cryptofauna from rims of similar intertidal vermetid reefs on the Mediterranean coast of Israel and in the gulf of Elat: Sedentaria. Israel Journal of Zoology. 25: 121-155. [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]   

status source Warren, L.M.; Hutchings, P.A.; Doyle, S. (1994). A revision of the genus Mediomastus Hartman, 1944 (Polychaeta: Capitellidae). Records of the Australian Museum. 46(3): 227-256., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.6
page(s): 245; note: suggested to be a species inquirenda [details]   
Holotype BMNH ZB.1976. 161, locality Israel (coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel, 32.9833° 35.0833° (32°59'N 35°05'E)) [details]
From editor or global species database
Habitat Associated with vermetid reef of Dendropoma [details]

Status Warren et al (1996: 245) suggests M cirripes is sufficiently incompletely known to be a species inquirenda, but also state "locality and the habitat, however, suggest that this might be a separate species" and "holotype differs from specimens of other species of Mediomastus by the morphology of the hooks on thorax and abdomen; the shape of the setigers including the thorax/abdomen boundary; and the prominent palpode." Thus the species has a holotype, and is currently distinct (distinguishable) from congeners, but is incompletely known [details]

Type locality coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel, 32.9833° 35.0833° (32°59'N 35°05'E) [details]

Type material Known for a single specimen. Holotype is 3.3 mm and consists of an anterior end with a complete thorax and 6 abdominal setigers, but is a gravid female with eggs still attached in gonad. [details]