WoRMS name details

Harmothoe (Harmothoe) glabra (Malmgren, 1866)

152290  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:152290)

 unaccepted (superseded combination)
Not documented
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Harmothoe (Harmothoe) glabra (Malmgren, 1866). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=152290 on 2018-06-22
2005-04-11 07:40:04Z
2011-05-15 21:14:46Z

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basis of record Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2. 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy 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]. Cahiers de Biologie Marine. 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 

From other sources
Biology Polynoids, Harmothoe species included, are considered carnivores, feeding on a variety of small infaunal and epifauna invertebrates. The species has been found in the gut of fish, 3 notably cod and haddock. like other Polynoid species, H. glabra has been found associated with other infaunal organisms, viz. the lugworm Arenicola marina and various terebellid and chactopterid polychaetes (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979). [details]

Habitat H. glabra lives in fine-medium sand. The species has also been found under stones (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Morphology The species bears some resemblance to Gattyana cirrosa, i.e. a flattened body, oval in outline and dorsally covered by soft and smooth scales (elytra). lt has 38-39 segments and reaches 30-50 mm in length. The head bears a median and lateral antenna and four big eyes. The parapodia have a tuft of hair- like chaetae that are characteristically thin and long, giving it the appearance of a pencil. The back is pale, sometimes with transverse brown bands. The elytra are pale yellow or colourless (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]