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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus cirripes Ben-Eliahu, 1976 
AphiaID: 129891

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 editorMediomastus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus cirripes (Species)
Status taxon inquirendum (incompletely known (fide Warren et al. 1994))
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus Hartman, 1944
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediomastus cirripes Ben-Eliahu, 1976
Sources  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]

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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129891
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2017-02-13 21:46:33Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: 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 2017-10-19
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