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WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Aricidea minuta Southward, 1956

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Aricidea minuta Southward, 1956

130564  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130564)

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Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Southward, Eve C. 1956. On some Polychaeta of the Isle of Man. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 9: 257-270.
page(s): 269, figs. A-C [details]   
Holotype  BMNH , locality Isle of Man (Irish Sea,...  
Holotype BMNH , locality Isle of Man (Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean; 9 1/2 miles S. 65º W. of Port Erin; muddy sand and shell gravel) [details]
Note Southward (1956) stated that "The type...  
From editor or global species database
Type material Southward (1956) stated that "The type specimens are at present in the author's possession and will, in due course, be sent to the British Museum". However, the Zoological Collection Database of the Natural History Museum does not make any reference of type material of Aricidea minuta having been deposited in its collections (consulted online 12 May 2013 by João Gil). [details]
Depth range Type material collected at 34 fathoms (62 meters).   
Depth range Type material collected at 34 fathoms (62 meters).  [details]

Distribution On the Dutch Continental Shelf, A. minuta is most frequent in the sandy sediments of the Southern Bight. lt furthermore...  
Distribution On the Dutch Continental Shelf, A. minuta is most frequent in the sandy sediments of the Southern Bight. lt furthermore occurs north of the island of Rottum, on the Dogger Bank, in the western Wadden Sea and in the Oosterschelde, where it is very abundant. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Aricidea minuta Southward, 1956. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130564 on 2018-05-22
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original description Southward, Eve C. 1956. On some Polychaeta of the Isle of Man. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 9: 257-270.
page(s): 269, figs. A-C [details]   

basis of record 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 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 Holtmann, S.E.; Groenewold, A.; Schrader, K.H.M.; Asjes, J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; van Bostelen, A.J.; van der Meer, J. (1996). Atlas of the zoobenthos of the Dutch continental shelf. Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management: Rijswijk, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-369-4301-9. 243 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype BMNH , locality Isle of Man (Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean; 9 1/2 miles S. 65º W. of Port Erin; muddy sand and shell gravel) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Type material collected at 34 fathoms (62 meters).  [details]

Type material Southward (1956) stated that "The type specimens are at present in the author's possession and will, in due course, be sent to the British Museum". However, the Zoological Collection Database of the Natural History Museum does not make any reference of type material of Aricidea minuta having been deposited in its collections (consulted online 12 May 2013 by João Gil). [details]

From other sources
Biology Spawning occurs between October and January. Mature females usually have less than 100 ova, which suggests a non- pelagic development. A. minuta presumably is a surface deposit feeder (Wolff, 1973; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979). [details]

Distribution On the Dutch Continental Shelf, A. minuta is most frequent in the sandy sediments of the Southern Bight. lt furthermore occurs north of the island of Rottum, on the Dogger Bank, in the western Wadden Sea and in the Oosterschelde, where it is very abundant. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Habitat A. minuta lives in fine and muddy sands mixed with shell fragrnents (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973). [details]

Morphology Body minute, up to 15 mm long and made up of around 45 segments. The head is bluntly conical with one small median antenna and without eyes. Ten to twelve pairs of simple gills are present from the fourth segment backwards. The parapodial lobes are small and finger-like. The species has no distinctive colour (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971). [details]