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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera alba (O.F. Müller, 1776) 
AphiaID: 130116

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyceriformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyceridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera Savigny, 1818
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera albicans Quatrefages, 1850 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera branchialis Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera danica Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera minuta (Bobretzky, 1870) (superseded combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera minuta sevastopolica Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera minuta suchumica Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis alba Müller, 1776 (superseded original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhynchobolus minutus Bobretzky, 1870 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Müller, O.F. (1776). Zoologica Danicae Prodromus seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characters, nomine, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Havniae. XXXII, 274 pp. (look up in IMIS), available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.13268 [details] [full text]

redescription Imajima, Minoru 2003. Polychaetous Annelids from Sagami Bay and Sagami Sea collected by the Emperor Showa of Japan and deposited at the Showa Memorial Institute, National Science Museum, Tokyo (II), Orders included within the Phyllodocida, Amphinomida, Spintherida and Enicida. National Science Museum Monographs, 23: 1-221, available online at http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110004708004/en [details]

redescription Jirkov, I.A. 2001. [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Moskva, Yanus-K, 1-632 [details]

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Vernacular
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Language   Name 
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorglycère  [details]
Direct child
taxa (3)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera alba adspersa Fauvel, 1939
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera alba cochinensis Southern, 1921

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera alba macrobranchia Moore, 1911 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera macrobranchia Moore, 1911
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEnglish Channel [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]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [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 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 editorWest Coast of England [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Feedingtypes  carnivore [details]
detritus feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (120 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (6 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 ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Medium-sized (up to 75 mm long) bristle worm whose body narrows towards both ends. The eversible proboscis has papillae and four jaws. The antennae are very small. Segments are subdivided into rings. Small parapodia with clear gills. Colour: milk white. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Glycera alba was only found twice (western coastal zone; maximum 4 ind./m2). In the 1994-2001 period the species was more widely distributed and was mainly found in the western near-coastal zone. Glycera alba was observed only sporadically in the open sea zone. In this period the species reached a maximum density of 100 ind./m2. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Indian Ocean, India, Red Sea, atlantic Ocean. (Fauvel,1957). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Bay of Fundy; Iceland; North Sea; English Channel; France; Mediterranean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Glycera alba prefers sediments with a median grain size of 50 to 250 μm but is also found in coarser sediments (up to 500 μm). The species furthermore tends to prefer sediments with a mud content of 10-20%. The high relative occurrence in sediments with a mud content of 40-50% is considered unreliable. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Prefers mud and sand substrate; found in the littoral and sublittoral zone [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Fauvel (1953) and MacNae & Kalk (1962) describe the species as Glycera alba Rathke. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130116
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). Glycera alba (O.F. Müller, 1776). 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=130116 on 2014-10-02
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