WoRMS taxon details

Travisia forbesii Johnston, 1840

130512  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130512)

accepted
Species
Ophelia mamillata Örsted, 1842 (subjective synonym)
Travisia forbesi Johnston, 1840 (misspelling variation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Johnston, George 1840. Miscellanea Zoologica British Annelids. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 1, 4: 368-375, plates10., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3386311 [details]   
Distribution The distribution of T. forbesii comprises the subtidal zone in the western Wadden Sea, the Southern Bight and sorne...  
Distribution The distribution of T. forbesii comprises the subtidal zone in the western Wadden Sea, the Southern Bight and sorne locations in the Voordelta. Some individuals have been found at the Cleaver Bank, the Dogger Bank and in the north-eastern part of the area. [details]

Distribution southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern...  
Distribution southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle Valley), Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel); lower North Shore [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Travisia forbesii Johnston, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130512 on 2018-02-26
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original description Johnston, George 1840. Miscellanea Zoologica British Annelids. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 1, 4: 368-375, plates10., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3386311 [details]   

original description  (ofAmmotrypane oestroides Rathke, 1843) Rathke, H. (1843). Beiträge zur Fauna Norwegens. Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum, Breslau & Bonn. 20: 1-264c., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.11613 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOphelia mamillata Örsted, 1842) Örsted, Anders Sandoe. (1842). Udtog af en Beskrivelse af Grönlands Annulata dorsibranchiata. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift, Köbenhavn. 4: 109-127., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19563#page/117/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofOphelia mamillata crassa Örsted, 1843) Örsted, Anders Sandoe 1843. Grönlands Annulata dorsibranchiata. Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskabs. Naturvidenskabelige og mathematiske afhandlinger, 10 (series 4): 153-216. 8 plates, available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/48424#page/287/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [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]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Jirkov, I.A. (2001). [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] (In Russian) Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Yanus-K Press, Moscow, 632 pp., available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259865957_Jirkov_2001_Polychaeta_of_the_North_Polar_Basin [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofAmmotrypane oestroides Rathke, 1843) Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13358 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOphelia mamillata Örsted, 1842) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofTravisia forbesi Johnston, 1840) Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13358 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOphelia mamillata crassa Örsted, 1843) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Levenstein, R. Ya 1970. [Ecology and zoogeography of some representatives of the family Opheliidae (Polychaeta, Annelida) in the Pacific Ocean]. Trudy Instituta Okeanologia, Akademia nauk SSSR 88: 213-226. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology T. forbesii spawns from November to February. Eggs and larvae are non-pelagic. It is generaily considered to be a non-selective deposit feeder. T. forbesii is eaten by different kinds of fish (Wolff, 1973; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Classification Johnston (1840) originally placed Travisia forbesii in the Arenicolidae. Grube (1850:319) placed Travisia in the Opheliidae (then as Opheliacea). [details]

Morphology Travisia forbesii is a short, spindle-shaped worm with a conical head, circular in cross section anteriorly, but without a clear ventral groove in the hind part. The body is made up of 30 segments and rneasures about 30 mm in length and 7 mm in width. Parapodia are inconspicuous, but finger-like gills are present from the second segment onwards. T. forbesii is whitish or flesh pink in colour and may be encrusted with sand. This species gives of a strong garlic-like smell when collected (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

From other sources
Distribution The distribution of T. forbesii comprises the subtidal zone in the western Wadden Sea, the Southern Bight and sorne locations in the Voordelta. Some individuals have been found at the Cleaver Bank, the Dogger Bank and in the north-eastern part of the area. [details]

Distribution southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle Valley), Magdalen Islands (from eastern Bradelle valley to the west, as far as Cape North, including the Cape Breton Channel); lower North Shore [details]

Habitat The species has been mainly found in medium to coarse sand with a very low silt content. T. forbesii is reported as a species inhabiting coarse to fine sand, and (rarely) mud (Hartmann- Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Habitat intertidal and infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]