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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce (Anaitides) mucosa Örsted, 1843 
AphiaID: 130679

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 editorPhyllodociformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce (Anaitides) (Subgenus)
Status alternate representation
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce mucosa Örsted, 1843
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce (Anaitides) Czerniavsky, 1882 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce Lamarck, 1818
Sources 
status source Pleijel, Fredrik 1991. Phylogeny and classification of the Phyllodocidae (Polychaeta). Zoologica Scripta, 20(3): 225-261. [details]

status source Pleijel, Fredrik 1988. Phyllodoce (Polychaeta, Phyllodocidae) from northern Europe. Zoologica Scripta 17(2): 141-153. [details]

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Environment marine
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 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]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHelgoland [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Feedingtype  predator [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology The species deposits its eggs in green gelatinous cocoons at the surface of mud flats and probably also on the bottom of tidal channels.


In the Delta area these egg capsules may be found from the first weeks of March until the first weeks of June. A second period of spawning occurs in October-November. The larvae become free-swimming after two days to three weeks and seem to have a planktonic life of several weeks.
A. mucosa, like most phyllodocids, is presumably a predatory carnivore, but this species is also reported as being a scavenger, feeding on animal remains (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979). [details]


Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution A. mucosa occurs near the Dutch coast, from the Voordelta in the south to the Dutch Wadden islands in the north, where the species is most abundant. In contrast to A. groenlandica this species is present in the eastern and western part of the Wadden Sea as well as in the Delta area. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat A. mucosa is abundant in the fine sand areas of the Dutch Continental Shelf. It is also reported from rnuddy sediment, mixed with sand, shell fragments and stones, and in mussel beds. Compared to A. groenlandica, this species inhabits the muddier types of sediment. It is suggested that one species forces the other into a different type of sediment by competition (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology This species resembles A. groenlandica, but differs by the shape of the lamellae on the parapodia and its smaller dimensions. lt can reach 50 mm in length and 250 segments. A. mucosa is whitish or yellowish in colour, with transverse dark brown bands or patches. The species shows a strong production of mucus (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Often regarded as Phyllodoce (Anaitides) mucosa [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130679
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2005-07-04 07:23:20Z  changed  Amelinckx, Simon
2010-04-26 22:10:58Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2013-05-26 03:58:32Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Phyllodoce (Anaitides) mucosa Örsted, 1843. 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=130679 on 2014-09-19
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