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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) 
AphiaID: 157496

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 editorNereididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes acuminata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes Kinberg, 1865
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) (based on a misidentification)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis (Neanthioides) bolivari Rioja, 1918 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868 (superseded original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) (based on a misidentification)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio caudatus sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827 (misidentification)
Sources 
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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Naples [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Gulf of Naples [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBanc d'Arguin [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [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 [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Acadian, north side of Cape Cod to Newfoundland [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157496
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-23 07:30:30Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2016-01-17 22:16:43Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2016). Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157496 on 2016-08-27
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