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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetus serpens Allen, 1904 
AphiaID: 130711

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetus Claparède, 1875
Sources  original description Allen, E.J. 1905. The anatomy of Poecilochaetus, Claparède. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, London, Ser. new series, 48: 79-151. [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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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetus serpens honiarae Gibbs, 1971
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 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]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimen  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype , locality English Channel (Atlantic Ocean) [details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface grazer [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (12 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (5 nucleotides; 0 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 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription An elongated, cylindrical body up to 55mm long with a small, spherical head surrounded by long tentacles. The first segments are directed forward and bear long hair-like bristles. The shape of the parapodial flaps depends on their location on the body. The colour ranges from red (anterior end) over dark green to black with white patches (posterior end). Digs U-shaped burrows. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Poecilochaetus serpens was in both periods found across the Flemish, Zeeland and Hinder Banks as well as across the western coastal zone. However, the relative frequency of occurrence in both periods was low. Poecilochaetus serpens reached densities up to 300 ind./m2 (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 Poecilochaetus serpens is found in sediments with a median grain size between 150 and 550 μm. The species does not tend to have a clear preference and never reaches a relative occurrence exceeding 20%. Contrary to the median grain size, the mud content does play a decisive role in the habitat preference: Poecilochaetus serpens prefers sediments with low mud contents (maximum 30%). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130711
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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). Poecilochaetus serpens Allen, 1904. 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=130711 on 2014-04-17
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