WoRMS taxon details

Opisthodonta morena Langerhans, 1879

131330  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131330)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. <em>Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 547, plate XXXII fig. 12a-b [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Northeastern Atlantic Ocean, Madeira Island...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Northeastern Atlantic Ocean, Madeira Island (Portugal) (geocoordinates not provided, but estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 32.64º, long. -16.9º), collected at 'greater depths' (than the rest of the material, normally from the intertidal). [details]
Depth range The type material, one single specimen, was stated as having been collected at 'greater depths' (aus grösserer Tiefe;...  
Depth range The type material, one single specimen, was stated as having been collected at 'greater depths' (aus grösserer Tiefe; Langerhans, 1879: 547), probably in comparison with the biggest part of the rest of the material studied by Paul Langerhans, collected mainly at the intertidal to shallow water depths. Intertidal to depths greater than 240 m (San Martín et al. 2009).  [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: Madeira Island; Iberian Peninsula; Mediterranean Sea. Indian Ocean: Red Sea; Australia (Western Australia)....  
Distribution Atlantic Ocean: Madeira Island; Iberian Peninsula; Mediterranean Sea. Indian Ocean: Red Sea; Australia (Western Australia). Pacific Ocean: Australia (New South Wales).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet morena, is the feminine of the Portuguese adjective with Spanish origin, moreno, meaning 'dark...  
Etymology The specific epithet morena, is the feminine of the Portuguese adjective with Spanish origin, moreno, meaning 'dark colored' or 'dark-skinned', and refers to the brownish colour of the species.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Opisthodonta morena Langerhans, 1879. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131330 on 2018-12-13
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. <em>Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 547, plate XXXII fig. 12a-b [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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

additional source Musco, Luigi; Giangrande, Adriana. (2005). Mediterranean Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) revisited: biogeography, diversity and species fidelity to environmental features. <em>Marine Ecology Progress Series.</em> 304: 143-153 + 4 pp. Supplementary appendix., available online at https://doi.org/10.3354/meps304143 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Laubier, L. (1968). Contribution à la faunistique du coralligène. VII. À propos de quelques annélides polychètes rares ou nouvelles (Chrysopetalidae, Syllidae et Spionidae). <em>Annales de l'Institut Océanographique, Paris, Nouvelle Série.</em> 46(2): 79-107.
page(s): 99, fig. 10D [details]   

additional source San Martín, G.; López, E.; Aguado, M.T. 2009. Revision of the genus <i>Pionosyllis</i> (Polychaeta: Syllidae: Eusyllinae), with a cladistic analysis, and the description of five new genera and two new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89(7): 1455-1498
page(s): 1 474 [details]   

redescription Fukuda, M. V.; Nogueira, J. M. M.; San Martín, G. (2015). Eusyllinae and “Incertae sedis” syllids (Annelida: Syllidae) from South America, with a new species from Brazil and a new combination for a Peruvian species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3936(4): 507., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3936.4.3
page(s): 526-530, figs. 11-13 [details]   

redescription San Martín, G. (2003). Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. <em>In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid.</em> p 1-554. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Depth range The type material, one single specimen, was stated as having been collected at 'greater depths' (aus grösserer Tiefe; Langerhans, 1879: 547), probably in comparison with the biggest part of the rest of the material studied by Paul Langerhans, collected mainly at the intertidal to shallow water depths. Intertidal to depths greater than 240 m (San Martín et al. 2009).  [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: Madeira Island; Iberian Peninsula; Mediterranean Sea. Indian Ocean: Red Sea; Australia (Western Australia). Pacific Ocean: Australia (New South Wales).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet morena, is the feminine of the Portuguese adjective with Spanish origin, moreno, meaning 'dark colored' or 'dark-skinned', and refers to the brownish colour of the species.  [details]

Habitat Habitat of type material from Madeira Island not known. Otherwise, the species occurs interstitially in coarse and coral sand, seagrasses, and mud, from intertidal to depths greater than 240 m. Known from seamounts and knolls.  [details]

Type locality Northeastern Atlantic Ocean, Madeira Island (Portugal) (geocoordinates not provided, but estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 32.64º, long. -16.9º), collected at 'greater depths' (than the rest of the material, normally from the intertidal). [details]

From other sources
Bioclimatic category temperate-warm [details]