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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus 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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  BMNH ZB.1976. 161, locality Israel (coast at...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel,...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel, 32.9833° 35.0833° (32°59'N 35°05'E) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Warren et al (1996: 245) suggests M cirripes...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus 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.; Bellan, G. (2017). Mediomastus cirripes Ben-Eliahu, 1976. 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=129891 on 2017-12-12

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Associated with vermetid reef of Dendropoma [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality coast at Shavei Zion, north of Haifa, Israel, 32.9833° 35.0833° (32°59'N 35°05'E) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]