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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833) 
AphiaID: 131074

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 editorSigalionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais boa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais Kinberg, 1856
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSigalion boa Johnston, 1839 (superseded original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSigalion estellae Guerin, 1843 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSigalion idunae Rathke, 1843 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais audouini Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais ctenolepis Claparède, 1868 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais edwardsii Quatrefages, 1866 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais fuliginosa Claparède, 1868 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais fuliginosa capensis Willey, 1904 (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 
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsthénélais  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality French Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Gulf of Naples [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality South Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Boulogne-sur-Mer [details]
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAruba [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBonaire [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuraçao [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 Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [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]
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]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (56 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1014 nucleotides; 3 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 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The dorsal side is covered with overlapping scales (elytra). The shape of the elytra varies from round, reniform to cordiform depending on the body part. They are usually covered with papillae. The body is long (up to 200 mm) and has numerous segments; dorsal side is convex, ventral side is flattened. The dorsal side has a light grey, yellowish or brownish colour with red to black transverse bands. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Sthenelais boa has a limited distribution on the Belgian part of the North Sea: in both periods the species was only observed in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. Whereas S. boa was only found in low densities in the 1976-1986 period (maximum 12 ind./m2) densities up to 250 ind./m2 were recorded in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Sthenelais boa prefers fine-grained sediments with a median grain size of 150 to 250 μm. The species is nevertheless also found in finer and coarser sediments (up to 500 μm). Preference is given to sediments that are to some extent enriched with mud (maximum 40%). The highest relative occurrence (60%) is reached in sediments with a mud content of 10-20%. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPublication date (Johnston, 1839) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Sthenalais in Kalk (1958). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131074
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-01-25 09:20:00Z  checked  Barnich, Ruth
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Fauchald, K. (2014). Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833). 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=131074 on 2014-11-24
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