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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis ankylochaeta Fauvel, 1921 
AphiaID: 209747

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 editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis ankylochaeta (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis Langerhans, 1879
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis ankylochaeta Fauvel, 1921
Sources  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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Toamasina [details]
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Madagascar
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Specimen  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]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:209747
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-08-26 11:57:53Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2006-07-13 10:07:35Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Opisthosyllis ankylochaeta. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=209747 on 2016-05-05
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