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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora colonia Moore, 1907

131142  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131142)

accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora ancistrata Jones, 1962 (subjective synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  USNM 2324, locality Woods Hole (Northwest...  
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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts,...  
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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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Shallow water to about 4 m depth.   
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...  
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...  
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]
Bellan, G. (2008). Polydora colonia Moore, 1907. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131142 on 2017-12-14

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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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora hoplura inhaca Day, 1957) Day, John H. (1957). The Polychaet Fauna of South Africa. Part 4. New species and records from Natal and Moçambique. Annals of the Natal Museum. 14(1): 59-129. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora ancistrata Jones, 1962) Jones, Meredith L. (1962). On some polychaetous annelids from Jamaica, the West Indies. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 124(5): 169-212, plate 52., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2246/1213
page(s): 185, figs. 55-65 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Marchini, A.; Cantone, G.; Castelli, A.; Chimenz, C.; Cormaci, M.; Froglia, C.; Furnari, G.; Gambi, M. C.; Giaccone, G.; Giangrande, A.; Gravili, C.; Mastrototaro, F.; Mazziotti, C.; Orsi-Relini, L.; Piraino, S. (2010). Alien species along the Italian coasts: an overview. Biological Invasions. 13(1): 215-237., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-010-9803-y [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. Mediterranean Marine Science. 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Day, J.H. (1967). A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. British Museum (Natural History). London. vol 1 & vol 2, 1-878., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [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 https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2012.679323
page(s): 1 512 [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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora hoplura inhaca Day, 1957) Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora hoplura inhaca Day, 1957) Day, J.H. (1967). A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. British Museum (Natural History). London. vol 1 & vol 2, 1-878., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydora ancistrata Jones, 1962) 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]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. BioInvasions Records. 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParatype [from synonym] AMNH 3608, locality Port Royal (Port Royal, Jamaica, Caribbean Sea (gazetteer estimate 17.937°, -76.844°); associated with an unidentified sponge) [view taxon]
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]
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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]