WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis ankylochaeta Fauvel, 1921

209747 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:209747)
accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Fauvel, P. (1921). Annélides polychètes de Madagascar, du Muséum R. d'Histoire Naturelle recueillies par M. le Dr. W. Kaudern en 1912. Arkiv för Zoologi. 13(24): 1-32, plate I., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30139#page/597/mode/1up
page(s): 5-6, fig. 1 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  NRS , locality Madagascar (Western Indian...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NRS , locality Madagascar (Western Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Toamasina (= Tamatave), coral reefs (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -18.163º, long. 49.43º)) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote West Indian Ocean, east coast of Madagascar,...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality West Indian Ocean, east coast of Madagascar, Toamasina (= Tamatave) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -18.163º, long. 49.43º), in coral reefs.  [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Probably intertidal to shallow water.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Probably intertidal to shallow water.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution West Indian Ocean: Madagascar (Toamasina).   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution West Indian Ocean: Madagascar (Toamasina).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet ankylochaeta is composed...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet ankylochaeta is composed by the Greek words ankylo, meaning 'stiff', 'unmovable', or 'adhesion', and by extension 'bent', 'hooked' or 'curved', and chaeta, meaning 'spine' or 'bristle', and refers to the curved hooked simple chaetae present in the middle region of the body of the worm, resulting from the fusion of the blades with the shaft of the composed chaetae: "Dans la région moyenne du corps, il s'y joint 2 grosses soies simples en croc recourbé" (Fauvel, 1921: 5).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality West Indian Ocean, east coast of Madagascar,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality West Indian Ocean, east coast of Madagascar, Toamasina (= Tamatave) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -18.163º, long. 49.43º), in coral reefs.  [details]
WoRMS (2008). Opisthosyllis ankylochaeta Fauvel, 1921. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=209747 on 2017-11-23

Date
action
by
1997-08-26 11:57:53Z
created
2006-07-13 10:07:35Z
changed
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed

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original description Fauvel, P. (1921). Annélides polychètes de Madagascar, du Muséum R. d'Histoire Naturelle recueillies par M. le Dr. W. Kaudern en 1912. Arkiv för Zoologi. 13(24): 1-32, plate I., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30139#page/597/mode/1up
page(s): 5-6, fig. 1 [details]   

basis of record Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596
page(s): 252, fig. 12.5.a-b [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NRS , locality Madagascar (Western Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Toamasina (= Tamatave), coral reefs (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -18.163º, long. 49.43º)) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Probably intertidal to shallow water.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution West Indian Ocean: Madagascar (Toamasina).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet ankylochaeta is composed by the Greek words ankylo, meaning 'stiff', 'unmovable', or 'adhesion', and by extension 'bent', 'hooked' or 'curved', and chaeta, meaning 'spine' or 'bristle', and refers to the curved hooked simple chaetae present in the middle region of the body of the worm, resulting from the fusion of the blades with the shaft of the composed chaetae: "Dans la région moyenne du corps, il s'y joint 2 grosses soies simples en croc recourbé" (Fauvel, 1921: 5).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat In coral reefs.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality West Indian Ocean, east coast of Madagascar, Toamasina (= Tamatave) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -18.163º, long. 49.43º), in coral reefs.  [details]