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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGattyana cirrhosa (Pallas, 1766) 
AphiaID: 130749

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 editorAphroditiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGattyana (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGattyana McIntosh, 1897
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphrodita cirrhosa Pallas, 1766 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphrodita filamentosa Bruguière, 1789
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphrodita punctata Fabricius, 1780 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphrodita scabra Fabricius, 1780 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphrodita viridis Montagu, 1815 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGattyana cirrosa (Pallas, 1766) (Spelling variation?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGattyana imbricata Treadwell, 1926 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarmothoe scabra (Fabricius, 1780) (superseded recombination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidonotus cirratus parasiticus Baird, 1865 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNychia cirrosa (Pallas, 1766) (superseded recombination|subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNychia cirrosa chaetopteri Malaquin, 1890 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolynoe scabriuscula Sars, 1861 (subjective synonym)
Sources 
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
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgekroesde zeerups  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSaguenay Fjord [details]
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]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorManicouagan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Lawrence Estuary [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 editorGrand Banks [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Feedingtype  carnivore [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEurysilenium truncatum Sars M., 1870 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (21 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (19 nucleotides; 15 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Breeding probably takes place in spring (March-June) and the larvae develop in the water column. The species spawns several times during its life. It can reach an age of at least 4-5 years.

In the subtidal parts of the area, G. cirrhosa is almost exclusively found in the tubes of the polychaete Chaetopterus variopedatus. Other studies have recorded the species from (empty) tubes of other polychaetes such as Lagis koreni and Amphitrite johnstoni, and in Arenicola burrows. G. cirrosa, like all polynoids, is considered a predatory carnivore. Small crustaceans, echinoderms, polychaetes, gastropods, sponges and hydroids have been mentioned as prey items. (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Curtis, 1977; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is very abundant at the Oyster Ground, where it forms a substantial part of the infaunal biomass. G. cirrhosa also occurs in the Delta area (Grevelingenmeer, Ooster- and Westerschelde). The species is (almost) absent from the Southern Bight and the Wadden Sea. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat G. cirrhosa shows a preference for the muddier types of sediment as found in the Oyster Ground. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology This species has a flattened body that is oval in outline. lt is composed of up to 38 segrnents and reaches 40 mm in length. The dorsal surface is covered with fifteen pairs of soft scales (elytra). These elytra are covered with minute spines and have a fringe of papillae along the outer edge. The head bears four eyes, one median and two lateral antennae. The elytra have a distinct dark spot in the centre (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130749
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-01-22 09:31:04Z  checked  Barnich, Ruth
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Fauchald, K. (2014). Gattyana cirrhosa (Pallas, 1766). 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=130749 on 2014-10-31
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