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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite cirrata Müller, 1776 
AphiaID: 131474

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 editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite cirrata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite Müller, 1771
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite Müller, 1771
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite cirrata Müller, 1776
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphiro cirrata (Müller, 1776) (superseded subsequent combination in McIntosh, 1922)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite palmata Moore, 1906 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite radiata Moore, 1908 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis cirrosa Linnaeus, 1767 (objective synonym, senior but unused)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabella cirrata (Müller, 1776) (superseded subsequent combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio cirrata König [pre-Linnaean] (objective synonym, pre-Linnaean)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebella cirrata (Müller, 1776) (superseded subsequent combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebella cirrhata [auct. misspelling] (misspelling in Montagu, 1819)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebella montagui Quatrefages, 1866 (objective synonym as superfluous replacement name for a usage of A. cirrata)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo arenaria Forskål, 1775 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Müller, O. F. (1776). Zoologiae Danicae Prodromus seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae, Typiis Hallageriis. xxii + 274 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550
page(s): 216; note: Almost listing only but has three word diagnosis (cincinnis utrinque tribus) and refers back to Müller, 1771:188 [details] [full text]

redescription Jirkov, I.A. 2001. [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Moskva, Yanus-K, 1-632 [details]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite cirrata profunda Fauvel, 1909
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorwegian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlaskan part of the North Pacific Ocean [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorwegian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanada [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorManicouagan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Lawrence Estuary [details]
Ireland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
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 editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (doubtful[details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic [details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface feeder [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (28 barcodes) 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (110 publications) 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (11 nucleotides; 10 proteins) 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Macrozoobenthos communities of Svalbard 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle Valley), downstream part of middle St. Lawrence estuary, lower St. Lawrence estuary, Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway); lower North Shore; Cobscook Bay to Cape Hatteras [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment McIntosh (1922) discussed unpublished plate figures of Montagu (reported by McIntosh as named Amphiro cirrata and Amphiro foetida) in relation to Amphitrite cirrata, with Amphiro cirrata listed in the synonymy. These names are treated as nomina dubia here and cannot be linked to A. cirrata formal synonymy. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Strictly the name should be "Amphitrite cirrosa (Linnaeus, 1767). However, prevailing usage almost ever since Müller introduced the name has accepted and preferred to use Amphitrite cirrata Müller. Code Article 23.9, reversing precedence has not been invoked by an author as far as is known, but would likely apply (retaining A. cirrata Müller). Noting that the 1788 13th edition of Systema Naturae does not mention either name for species of Amphitrite. There are no "Amphitrite cirrosa" true records (but some false ones) indexed by BHL or ION at this time [G. Read comment, March 2015] [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPublication date In 1776 Müller uses the name and gives a three word diagnosis (cincinnis utrinque tribus). He refers back to Müller, 1771:188, but strictly Müller doesn't make the name available there. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Amphitrite cirrata has been in prevailing usage since late 1700s at least (see Fabricius, 1780:285, although strictly "Nereis cirrosa" of Linnaeus, 1767:1085 is the senior objective synonym. Both names were apparently derived in relation to a pre-Linnaean name, Spio cirrata König, about which no further information seems available. Linnaeus appears to have changed the epithet spelling, whereas Müller retained the spelling of König, but also mentioned Linnaeus's usage. Many subsequent authors were aware of the Linnaeus spelling, but still used the Müller spelling with Linnaeus's name as a synonym. See also the code interpretation of A. cirrata at AnimalBase [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131474
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2014-12-16 15:41:30Z  changed  Londoño Mesa, Mario H.
2016-03-07 23:21:57Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; Londoño Mesa, Mario H.; Bellan, G. (2016). Amphitrite cirrata Müller, 1776. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131474 on 2016-06-28
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