WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathydrilus adriaticus (Hrabĕ, 1971)

137517  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137517)

accepted
Species
marine
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal and subtidal sand, to 32 m depth  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal and subtidal sand, to 32 m depth [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Caribbean area (Florida, Bermuda, Bonaire, ?Puerto Rico), Mediterranean Sea (Yugoslavia, Italy), and Arabian Gulf Coast of...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Caribbean area (Florida, Bermuda, Bonaire, ?Puerto Rico), Mediterranean Sea (Yugoslavia, Italy), and Arabian Gulf Coast of Saudi Arabia [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Hawaii, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean area, Persian Gulf. Probably circumtropical.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Hawaii, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean area, Persian Gulf. Probably circumtropical.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Known from Yugoslavia (Hrabe 1971, 1975), and the Bay of Naples, Italy.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Known from Yugoslavia (Hrabe 1971, 1975), and the Bay of Naples, Italy. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus The species B. adriaticus was divided into two subspecies almost simultaneously by Erséus (1979) and by Righi and Kanner...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus The species B. adriaticus was divided into two subspecies almost simultaneously by Erséus (1979) and by Righi and Kanner (1979): the nominate Mediterranean form is characterized by invariably 2 penial setae per bundle, and the Caribbean B. adriaticus trisetosus (junior synonym: Phallodrilus adriaticus caraibicus) is characterized by invariably 3 such setae per bundle. The Saudi Arabian form is intermediate between these subspecies. Of the 16 bundles of penial setae investigated, 10 bundles (63%) contained 2 setae, 5 bundles (31%) 3 setae, and 1 bundle (6%) 4 setae; in three of the eight specimens one bundle consisted of 2, while the other bundle of the same specimen consisted of 3 setae. It therefore appears inappropriate to maintain the polytypic adriaticus, it must rather be treated as a single, somewhat variable taxon, which apparently is very widely distributed. It is of course possible that the complex, in fact, is a number of closely related (sibling) species. Should this be the case, the distinctions between them are not at present morphologically resoluble. [details]
Timm, T.; Erséus, C. (2005). Bathydrilus adriaticus (Hrabe, 1971). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137517 on 2018-01-23

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basis of record Erséus, C.; Healy, B.M. (2001). Oligochaeta, 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. 231-234 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

new combination reference Erséus, C. (1979). Taxonomic Revision of the Marine Genera Bathydrilus Cook and Macroseta Erséus (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae), with Descriptions of Six New Species and Subspecies. Zoologica Scripta. 8(1-4): 139-151., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1979.tb00625.x [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhallodrilus adriaticus Hrabĕ, 1971) Timm,. T. (2004). Oligochaeta checklist for ERMS2. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhallodrilus adriaticus Hrabĕ, 1971) Timm,. T. (2004). Oligochaeta checklist for ERMS2. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal and subtidal sand, to 32 m depth [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Caribbean area (Florida, Bermuda, Bonaire, ?Puerto Rico), Mediterranean Sea (Yugoslavia, Italy), and Arabian Gulf Coast of Saudi Arabia [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Hawaii, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean area, Persian Gulf. Probably circumtropical.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Known from Yugoslavia (Hrabe 1971, 1975), and the Bay of Naples, Italy. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus The species B. adriaticus was divided into two subspecies almost simultaneously by Erséus (1979) and by Righi and Kanner (1979): the nominate Mediterranean form is characterized by invariably 2 penial setae per bundle, and the Caribbean B. adriaticus trisetosus (junior synonym: Phallodrilus adriaticus caraibicus) is characterized by invariably 3 such setae per bundle. The Saudi Arabian form is intermediate between these subspecies. Of the 16 bundles of penial setae investigated, 10 bundles (63%) contained 2 setae, 5 bundles (31%) 3 setae, and 1 bundle (6%) 4 setae; in three of the eight specimens one bundle consisted of 2, while the other bundle of the same specimen consisted of 3 setae. It therefore appears inappropriate to maintain the polytypic adriaticus, it must rather be treated as a single, somewhat variable taxon, which apparently is very widely distributed. It is of course possible that the complex, in fact, is a number of closely related (sibling) species. Should this be the case, the distinctions between them are not at present morphologically resoluble. [details]