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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotomastus latericeus Sars, 1851 
AphiaID: 129898

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 editorNotomastus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotomastus Sars, 1850
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotomastus Sars, 1850
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArenia cruenta Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArenia fragilis Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella rubicunda Keferstein, 1862 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotomastus (Tremomastus) fertilis Eisig, 1887 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotomastus benedeni Claparède, 1864 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Sars, M. (1851). Beretning om en i Sommeren 1849 foretagen zoologisk Reise i Lofoten og Fimarken. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne, 6: 121-211, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8152707 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Belize
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelize [details]
Canada
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]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTunis Gulf [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [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]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEgyptian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimen 

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Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]
grazer [details]
Links 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 (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (76 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (7 nucleotides; 1 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 other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority M. Sars, 1850 [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Pelagic larvae have been found in December, February and April, whereas settling has been observed in August-October. The settling larvae prefer mud and sand above clean shell gravel and are not very tolerant to low salinities.


N. latericeus is tubicolous as a juvenile, but free-living when adult. Adult specimens build partially spiralled burrows that maintain integrity for some time after construction, but lack a distinct wall structure. Capitellids are mentioned to be non-selective deposit feeders, although N. latericeus may prove to be more selective as suggested by its gut contents. The species is recorded living as a commensal with the entoproct Loxosoma singulare (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979). [details]


Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Simple bristle worm without distinct appendages. The body is relatively long (up to 300 mm) and is
separated into a relatively thick, cylindrical anterior end coloured purple to dark red and a thinner
bright red or yellowish posterior end. The head is short and conical. The species lives in a spiralled burrow. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is quite common at the Oyster Ground. N. latericeus also occurs at a few locations in the south-western part of the Southern Bight, near the coast and in the marine part of the Delta area. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Saguenay Fjord, 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Notomastus latericeus has a relatively low frequency of occurrence, but is found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea. The species is almost completely (1976-1986 period) or even completely absent (1994-2001 period) in the eastern coastal zone only. In the 1976-1986 period densities remained below 100 ind./m2 whereas densities up to approximately 600 ind./m2 were recorded in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat In the study area N. latericeus shows a clear preference for fine muddy sand. In the southernmost part of the Southern Bight the species is found in coarse sand. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Notomastus latericeus has no clear preference for a specific median grain size: the habitat preference appears to be mainly determined by the mud content. Sediments with a mud content of 0 to 50% are suitable for N. latericeus, but the species displays a preference for sediments with a mud content of 10-30% (relative occurrence: > 50%). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Like most members of the Capitellidae this is a species with a simple, smooth body, lacking any appendages other than short chaetae. The head is short, triangular and smooth. The species has an eversible sac-like pharynx. The body is relatively long, up to 150 mm, and made up of 150 segments, which are of two types and divided over two body regions. The anterior region is relatively thick, cylindrical and purple or dark red. The tail region is more slender and bright red or yellowish (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129898
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). Notomastus latericeus Sars, 1851. 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=129898 on 2014-07-23
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