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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora colonia Moore, 1907 
AphiaID: 131142

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 editorSpionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora colonia (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora Bosc, 1802
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora colonia Moore, 1907
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora ancistrata Jones, 1962 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora hoplura inhaca Day, 1957 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Moore, J.P. (1907). Descriptions of new species of spioniform annelids. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 59: 195-207, plates XV-XVI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/79427#page/203/mode/1up
page(s): 199-201, plate XV figs. 18-23 [details]

redescription David, Andrew A.; Williams, Jason D. 2012. Morphology and natural history of the cryptogenic sponge associate Polydora colonia Moore, 1907 (Polychaeta: Spionidae). Journal of Natural History 46(23-24): 1509-1528, available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2012.679323
page(s): 1512 [details]

redescription Blake, J. A. (1971). Revision of the genus Polydora from the east coast of North America (Polychaeta: Spionidae. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 75: 1-32., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.75
page(s): 15-17, fig. 10 [details]

redescription Aguirre, O.; San Martín, G.; Baratech, L. (1986). Presencia de la especie Polydora colonia Moore, 1907 (Polychaeta, Spionidae) en las costas españolas. Miscel·lània Zoològica. 10: 375-377., available online at http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Mzoologica/article/view/91916
page(s): 375-377, fig. 1 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorInhaca Island [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJamaican Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Woods Hole [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Alboran Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSpanish part of the Alboran Sea (origin: alien[details]
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Jamaica
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorJamaica [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 2324, locality Woods Hole (Northwest Atlantic, USA, Massachusetts, harbor of Vineyard Haven (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 41.456º, long. -70.6º); among tunicates and sponges on wharf piles, shallow water) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (13 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Shallow water to about 4 m depth.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of the USA, from Massachusetts to North Carolina. Jamaica. South Africa. Northwest Pacific Ocean. Western Mediterranean Sea (Nerja, Spain).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet colonia is a Latin noun meaning 'colony' or 'settlement', and presumably refers to the compact soft colonies of numerous soft mucoid tubes formed by the species.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Lives in compact soft colonies formed of soft mucoid tubes covered with fine silt in the interstices of tunicates and sponges on wharf piles, and on rocks in areas of water movement. Specimens from Playa Torrecilla (Nerja, Mediterranean coast of Spain) were found among calcareous concretions of Mesophyllum lichenoides (Rodophyta: Corallinacea).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Holotype deposited at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA (ANSP 2324).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Specimens taken at the end of July in the region of Woods Hole contained large eggs which begun at somite XVI or XVII.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts, harbor of Vineyard Haven (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 41.456º, long. -70.6º). Blake (1971: 15) refers the type locality as being Hadley Harbor, also near Woods Hole, while Loi (1980: 136) refers Vineyard Haven as the type locality.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131142
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
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 (2015). Polydora colonia. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131142 on 2016-04-30
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