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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis alternata Moore, 1908 
AphiaID: 131413

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 editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis alternata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis alternata Moore, 1908
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Typosyllis) alternata (Moore, 1908)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyposyllis (Typosyllis) alternata (Moore, 1908)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyposyllis alternata (Moore, 1908)
Sources  original description Moore, J.P. (1908). Some polychaetous annelids of the northern Pacific coast of North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 60: 321-364., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30138#page/345/mode/1up
page(s): 323-325, figs. a-f on page 324 [details]

source of synonymy Hartman, O. 1948. The polychaetous annelids of Alaska. Pacific Science, 2(1): 3-58., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10125/8890 [details]

redescription Licher, Frank 2000 (1999), Revision der Gattung Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (Polychaeta: Syllidae). Morphologie, Taxonomie und Phylogenie. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 551:1-336 [details]

redescription San Martín G (2003) Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid, p 1-554 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Aegean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTurkish Aegean Sea [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Pacific part] [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Italy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Italy [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Mediterranean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Mediterranean [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCyprus [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Sicily [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [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]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Coast of Spain  [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 67 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Pacific [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 5542, locality Alaskan part of the North Pacific Ocean (Northeastern Pacific, SW Alaska (U.S.A.), vicinity of Naha Bay, Behm Canal, 41-134 fathoms, gravel and sponges. Location of Albatross sta. 4228 according to Oceanographic Data Sets for NMNH Invertebrate Collections: North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Revillagigedo Island, Behm Canal, Naha Bay, Indian Point (lat. 55º36'00''N; long. 131º41'00''W); 41-134 fathoms (75-245 m), gravel and sponges) [details]

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (15 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
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 16-353 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Northeastern Pacific Ocean: from Alaska to California. Chukchi Sea. Japan. Caribbean Sea. Gulf of Mexico. Northeastern Atlantic. Mediterranean Sea. Reported to be cosmopolitan, mainly on the northern hemisphere. Probably some of these records are the result of misidentifications.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet alternata, feminine of the Latin word alternatus, meaning 'alternated', refers to the presence of alternately long and short dorsal cirri in the posterior region of the body.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Gravel, sponges, and muddy sediments.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpecimen Holotype USNM 5542: female with eggs in 28 posterior segments, 30 mm long, 1.4 mm wide, 160 segments. Paratype ANSP 1972: 15 mm long, 1.1 mm wide. Paratype USNM 5765: 15 mm long, 0.4 mm wide. Paratype ANSP 1973: now missing.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Northeastern Pacific, southwestern Alaska (U.S.A.), Albatross sta. 4228, vicinity of Naha Bay, Behm Canal, 41-134 fathoms, gravel and sponges. Location of Albatross sta. 4228 according to Oceanographic Data Sets for NMNH Invertebrate Collections: North Pacific Ocean, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Revillagigedo Island, Behm Canal, Naha Bay, Indian Point (lat. 55º36'00''N; long. 131º41'00''W); 41-134 fathoms (75-245 m), gravel and sponges.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Type material deposited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (holotype USNM 5542 and paratype USNM 5765), and Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA (paratype ANSP 1972 and paratype 1973, now missing).  [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBioclimatic category eurythermic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131413
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-03-29 10:21:37Z  checked  Musco, Luigi
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Syllis alternata. 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=131413 on 2015-09-01
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