WoRMS taxon details

Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868)

157496  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157496)

accepted
Species
Neanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) (based on a misidentification)
Nereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868 (superseded original combination)
Nereis caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) (based on a misidentification)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofNereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868) Ehlers, Ernst. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Volume 2: i-xx, 269-748, plates XII-XXIV. Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162
page(s): 552; note: Naples specimens. No link made to N. caudata sensu Delle Chiaje, also Naples [details]   
Type locality contained in Gulf of Naples  
type locality contained in Gulf of Naples [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Taxonomy Neanthes caudata is a recombination of apparently the oldest name (Spio caudatus) but Neanthes acuminata is the current...  
Taxonomy Neanthes caudata is a recombination of apparently the oldest name (Spio caudatus) but Neanthes acuminata is the current valid scientific name because delle Chiaje's usage in 1827 was not a homonym but simply a misidentification of Spio caudatus Lamarck, 1818.
There is unresolved speciation present. According to Reish et al (2014:271) "The polychaete Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex is cosmopolitan in distribution and comprises at least four species (Weinberg et al., 1990). Neanthes acuminata is the only valid scientific name for this group. It is known by this name from New England to North Carolina (Day, 1973). The southern California population was initially referred to the European species N. caudata (delle Chiaje, 1841) (Reish, 1957), which was later considered a synonym of N. arenaceodentata Moore, 1903 by Pettibone (1963). This name was applied to the California population by Reish and Alosi (1968), but Day (1973) considered both N. caudata and N. arenaceodentata synonyms of N. acuminata. Neanthes cricognatha (Ehlers, 1904), also considered part of the complex, is known from India and Hong Kong (Fauvel, 1950) and Australia and New Zealand."  [details]

Distribution Acadian, north side of Cape Cod to Newfoundland  
Distribution Acadian, north side of Cape Cod to Newfoundland [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157496 on 2018-05-26
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original description  (ofNereis (Neanthioides) bolivari Rioja, 1918) Rioja, Enrique. (1918). Datos para le conocimiento de la fauna de anelidos poliquetos del cantabrico (2nd parte). Trabajos del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturale. Serie zoológica. 37: 1-99., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13722697
page(s): 67 [details]   

original description  (ofSpio caudatus sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) Delle Chiaje, Stefano 1825 [-1827]. [POLYCHAETA context. Vol.2] Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del Regno di Napoli: Volume 2. 185-444. Stamperia delle Societa Tipografica, Napoli., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40280#7
page(s): 426, 432-433; note: usage of Spio caudatus Lamarck, misidentified [details]   

original description  (ofNereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868) Ehlers, Ernst. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Volume 2: i-xx, 269-748, plates XII-XXIV. Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162
page(s): 552; note: Naples specimens. No link made to N. caudata sensu Delle Chiaje, also Naples [details]   

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

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fauchald, K.; Granados-Barba, A.; Solís-Weiss, V. (2009). Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp (eds.). Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://goo.gl/auMxy9 [details]   

status source Reish, Donald J.; Anderson, Frank E.; Horn, Kevin M.; Hardege, Jörg. (2014). Molecular phylogenetics of the Neanthes acuminata (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex. Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 71, 271-278., available online at http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/books-and-journals/journals/memoirs-of-museum-victoria/2010-2019/2014-vol-71/reish-anderson-horn-and-hardege/
page(s): 271; note: Report Neanthes acuminata represents a multispecies complex [details]   

basis of record  (ofNereis caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Wolff, W.J.; Duiven, P.; Esselink, P.; Gueve, A. (1993). Biomass of macrobenthic tidal flat fauna of the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania. Hydrobiologia 258(1-3): 151-163 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofNereis caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Fauvel, P. (1923). Polychètes errantes. Faune de France. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris. 5: 1-488., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/
page(s): 347; note: usage as Nereis (Neanthes) caudata [details]   

additional source  (ofNereis caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Imajima, M. (1972). Review of the annelid worms of the family Nereidae of Japan, with descriptions of five new species or subspecies. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo. 15(1): 37-153. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNereis (Neanthioides) bolivari Rioja, 1918) Fauvel, P. (1923). Polychètes errantes. Faune de France. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris. 5: 1-488., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/
page(s): 347; note: included in the synonymy of N (Neanthes) caudata [details]   

status source  (ofNereis (Neanthioides) bolivari Rioja, 1918) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 265; note: places as synonym of Neanthes caudata [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) 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] 

additional source  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, 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. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Hartman, Olga 1965. Supplement and index to the catalogue of the polychaetous annelids of the World, including additions and emendations since 1959. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation, 23: 1-197., available online at http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll82/id/19573 [details]   

redescription  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Imajima, Minoru. (2003). Polychaetous Annelids from Sagami Bay and Sagami Sea collected by the Emperor Showa of Japan and deposited at the Showa Memorial Institute, National Science Museum, Tokyo (II), Orders included within the Phyllodocida, Amphinomida, Spintherida and Enicida. National Science Museum Monographs. 23: 1-221., available online at http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110004708004/en [details]   

redescription  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Vieitez, J.M.; M.A.; Alós, C.; Parapar, J.; Besteiro, C.; Moreira, J.; Nunez, J.; Laborda, J.; and San Martin, G. (2004). Annelida Polychaeta I. Fauna Iberica. Ramos, M.A. et al (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Vol. 25:1-530 [sections separate authorship not recognised here]. [details]   

additional source  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Fauchald, K.; Granados-Barba, A.; Solís-Weiss, V. (2009). Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp (eds.). Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://goo.gl/auMxy9 [details]   

additional source  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827)) Reish, Donald J.; Anderson, Frank E.; Horn, Kevin M.; Hardege, Jörg. (2014). Molecular phylogenetics of the Neanthes acuminata (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex. Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 71, 271-278., available online at http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/books-and-journals/journals/memoirs-of-museum-victoria/2010-2019/2014-vol-71/reish-anderson-horn-and-hardege/
page(s): 271; note: A species complex, not yet resolved [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868) Imajima, M. (1972). Review of the annelid worms of the family Nereidae of Japan, with descriptions of five new species or subspecies. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo. 15(1): 37-153. [details]   

additional source  (ofNereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868) Reish, Donald J.; Anderson, Frank E.; Horn, Kevin M.; Hardege, Jörg. (2014). Molecular phylogenetics of the Neanthes acuminata (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex. Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 71, 271-278., available online at http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/books-and-journals/journals/memoirs-of-museum-victoria/2010-2019/2014-vol-71/reish-anderson-horn-and-hardege/
page(s): 271; note: molecular analysis of Neanthes 'acuminata' populations [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofSpio caudatus sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source  (ofSpio caudatus sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) Imajima, M. (1972). Review of the annelid worms of the family Nereidae of Japan, with descriptions of five new species or subspecies. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo. 15(1): 37-153.
page(s): 107; note: discusses possible junior homonymy [details]   

status source  (ofSpio caudatus sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) Pettibone, Marian H. (1963). Marine polychaete worms of the New England region. I. Aphroditidae through Trochochaetidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 227(1): 1-356., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/33229#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 162; note: simply presents the Spio caudatus usage of Delle Chiaje as NOT Lamarck's species, rather than a homonym  [details]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Neanthes caudata is a recombination of apparently the oldest name (Spio caudatus) but Neanthes acuminata is the current valid scientific name because delle Chiaje's usage in 1827 was not a homonym but simply a misidentification of Spio caudatus Lamarck, 1818.
There is unresolved speciation present. According to Reish et al (2014:271) "The polychaete Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex is cosmopolitan in distribution and comprises at least four species (Weinberg et al., 1990). Neanthes acuminata is the only valid scientific name for this group. It is known by this name from New England to North Carolina (Day, 1973). The southern California population was initially referred to the European species N. caudata (delle Chiaje, 1841) (Reish, 1957), which was later considered a synonym of N. arenaceodentata Moore, 1903 by Pettibone (1963). This name was applied to the California population by Reish and Alosi (1968), but Day (1973) considered both N. caudata and N. arenaceodentata synonyms of N. acuminata. Neanthes cricognatha (Ehlers, 1904), also considered part of the complex, is known from India and Hong Kong (Fauvel, 1950) and Australia and New Zealand."  [details]

From other sources
Distribution Acadian, north side of Cape Cod to Newfoundland [details]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese ヒメゴカイ [from synonym]  [details]