WoRMS name details

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

324864  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324864)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotophycus minutus Knox & Cameron, 1970 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis minuta (Knox & Cameron, 1970) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
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...  
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  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy trans code & kingdom senior homonym to Notophycus Moe,1986 in Plantae, Gigartinales [details]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Notophycus Knox & Cameron, 1970. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324864 on 2018-01-20

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-10 06:28:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2011-08-27 04:10:53Z
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2016-03-10 22:47:54Z
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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]   
From editor or global species database
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]