WoRMS taxon details

Euniphysa Wesenberg-Lund, 1949

324704  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324704)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Wesenberg-Lund, Elise. (1949). Polychaetes of the Iranian Gulf. <em>Danish Scientific Investigations in Iran.</em> 4: 247-400.
page(s): 305; note: a joint genus plus species description for Euniphysa aculeata [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology Not directly stated but a combination of Eunice and Marphysa, both feminine names. Wesenberg-Lund (1949: 310) wrote: "The...  
Etymology Not directly stated but a combination of Eunice and Marphysa, both feminine names. Wesenberg-Lund (1949: 310) wrote: "The presence of nuchal cirri points towards Eunice, but the shape of the compound setae towards Marphysa; on account of this the new generic name Euniphysa was established." [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Euniphysa Wesenberg-Lund, 1949. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324704 on 2019-12-11
Date
action
by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2018-10-23 21:05:58Z
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original description Wesenberg-Lund, Elise. (1949). Polychaetes of the Iranian Gulf. <em>Danish Scientific Investigations in Iran.</em> 4: 247-400.
page(s): 305; note: a joint genus plus species description for Euniphysa aculeata [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Heterophysa Shen & Wu, 1991) Shen, Shoupeng; Wu, Bao Ling. (1991 [1990 in Chinese?]). A new family of Polychaeta- Euniphysidae. <em>Acta Oceanologica Sinica.</em> 10(1): 129-140., available online at http://www.hyxb.org.cn/aosen/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=19910110&flag=1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Paraeuniphysa Wu & He, 1988) Wu, Qiquan and He, Minghai 1988. [A new genus and new species of Eunicidae from Taiwan Strait.]. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 13(2): 123-126. [details]   

taxonomy source Lu, Hua; Fauchald, Kristian. (2000). A phylogenetic and biogeographic study of <i>Euniphysa</i> (Eunicidae, Polychaeta). <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 34(7): 997-1044., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222930050020113 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis (from Lu & Fauchald 2000) "Eunicids with a pair of palps and three antennae, all slender and tapering without distinct articulations. Peristomial cirri present. Anterior jaw elements (Mx-III, IV and V) fang-like with slender, pointed tips, number of teeth in each piece is low (two to four). Branchiae present. Notopodia with a narrow cirrophore and a tapering cirrostyle; base of cirrostyles distinctly enlarged and glandular at least in some median chaetigers, sometimes forming distinct pendant lobes. A small, fleshy knob present dorsal to aciculae on the acicular lobe. Limbate chaetae, pectinate chaetae, aciculae, subacicular hooks and compound spinigers always present; pseudocompound spinigers and compound falcigers present in some species." [details]

Etymology Not directly stated but a combination of Eunice and Marphysa, both feminine names. Wesenberg-Lund (1949: 310) wrote: "The presence of nuchal cirri points towards Eunice, but the shape of the compound setae towards Marphysa; on account of this the new generic name Euniphysa was established." [details]

Grammatical gender feminine, indicated by treatment by original author [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]