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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophycus Knox & Cameron, 1970 
AphiaID: 324864

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 editorNotophycus (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis Claparède, 1863
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophycus minutus Knox & Cameron, 1970 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis minuta (Knox & Cameron, 1970) (type by original designation)
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophycidae Knox & Cameron, 1970
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophycinae Knox & Cameron, 1970
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidinae Blainville, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophycus Knox & Cameron, 1970
Sources  original description Knox, G.A.; Cameron, D.B. (1970). Polychaeta from the Snares Islands, New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Biological Sciences. 12(9): 73-85.
page(s): 75 [details]

source of synonymy Banse, K. 1977. A new subfamily, Notophycinae (Polychaeta: Nereididae) for Micronereis Claparède and Quadricirra new genus, in D.J. Reish and K. Fauchald eds., Essays on Polychaetous Annelids in Memory of Dr. Olga Hartman: Los Angeles, The Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California, p. 115-140.
page(s): 119-120 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophycus minutus Knox & Cameron, 1970 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis minuta (Knox & Cameron, 1970)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Knox & Cameron (1970: 75): "With the characters of the family [Notophycidae]." The diagnosis of the family is as follows: "Minute, body short, up to 22 segments. Prostomium with two pairs of eyes, two pairs of lateral antennae and two small ventral palps. Muscular pharynx armed with a pair of jaws. Two pairs of tentacular cirri arising from a distinct segment without setae; segments two and three with uniramous parapodia, the neuropodia only being present; the remaining segments with biramous parapodia. Setae all compound and spinigerous" (op. cit).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated, uncertain. The name Notophycus is composed by the combining form of Greek origin noto-, maybe from the Greek word nôton and meaning 'back', or from the Greek word Notos or Notus, designating the god of the South Wind and, by extention, the 'south', and the Greek word phycos, meaning 'seaweed'. It could be a reference to the southern origin of the genus, or to the fact that the type specimens were collected from washings of red algae, on which the specimens lived.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy trans code & kingdom senior homonym to Notophycus Moe,1986 in Plantae, Gigartinales [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324864
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-10 06:28:51Z  changed  Decock, Wim
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2011-08-27 04:10:53Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-03-10 22:47:54Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Notophycus Knox & Cameron, 1970. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324864 on 2016-12-04
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