WoRMS taxon details

Streptosyllis varians Webster & Benedict, 1887

131401  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131401)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Webster, Henry E. and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. <em>U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries.</em> 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 718-719, plate II figs. 24-31, plate III figs. 32-34a-b [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Atlantic Ocean, USA, Maine, Eastport, West...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, USA, Maine, Eastport, West Quoddy (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 44.814º, long. -66.951º), coarse sand and gravel, at low water. According to Webster & Benedict (1887: 719), "The area over which it occurred was small, and although diligently looked for, it was not found in any other locality".  [details]
Depth range Low water.   
Depth range Low water.  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America, from Newfoundland to Maine.   
Distribution Atlantic coast of North America, from Newfoundland to Maine.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet varians is a form of the Latin verb vario, meaning 'diversifying' or 'varying', and refers probably to...  
Etymology The specific epithet varians is a form of the Latin verb vario, meaning 'diversifying' or 'varying', and refers probably to the morphological differences between sexually mature males and females.  [details]

Taxonomy Subfamily: Eusyllinae, according to Trott (2004).  
Taxonomy Subfamily: Eusyllinae, according to Trott (2004). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Streptosyllis varians Webster & Benedict, 1887. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131401 on 2019-03-20
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Webster, Henry E. and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. <em>U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries.</em> 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 718-719, plate II figs. 24-31, plate III figs. 32-34a-b [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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 Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Pettibone, M.H. 1952 MS. Checklist of Polychaeta of New England region. 32 p. [details]   

additional source Fauvel, P. (1923). Polychètes errantes. Faune de France. <em>Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris.</em> 5: 1-488., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/  [details]   

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. <em>Northeastern Naturalist.</em> 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Dauvin, J.-C.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Gentil, F. (2003). Liste actualisée des espèces d'Annélides Polychètes présentes en Manche [An up to date list of polychaetous annelids from the English Channel]. <em>Cahiers de Biologie Marine.</em> 44(1): 67-95., available online at http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/sites/www.sb-roscoff.fr/files/documents/station-biologique-roscoff-dauvinal2003-3835.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype USNM 397, geounit Maine [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Low water.  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America, from Newfoundland to Maine.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet varians is a form of the Latin verb vario, meaning 'diversifying' or 'varying', and refers probably to the morphological differences between sexually mature males and females.  [details]

Habitat Coarse sand and gravel, at low water. Infralittoral of the Gulf of Maine and estuary.  [details]

Reproduction Mature males, according to Webster & Benedict (1887): "The capillary (sexual) setae begin on the male on the twenty-first setigerous segment; they are short, not reaching beyond the dorsal cirri, delicate; they fail only on two or three of the posterior segments. The body back of the stomach is much swollen, pure white, but retaining the median, intestinal, brown band."
Mature females, according to Webster & Benedict (1887): "The sexual setae of the female also begin on the twenty-first setigerous segment, but they are very long and delicate. The eggs are few, large, irregularly polygonal, pure white."
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Type locality Atlantic Ocean, USA, Maine, Eastport, West Quoddy (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 44.814º, long. -66.951º), coarse sand and gravel, at low water. According to Webster & Benedict (1887: 719), "The area over which it occurred was small, and although diligently looked for, it was not found in any other locality".  [details]

From other sources
Taxonomy Subfamily: Eusyllinae, according to Trott (2004). [details]