WoRMS taxon details

Alcyonosyllis Glasby & Watson, 2001

325066  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325066)

accepted
Genus
Alcyonosyllis phili Glasby & Watson, 2001 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Glasby, C.J. and Watson, C. 2001. A new genus and species of Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) commensal with octocorals. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 17: 43-51. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 44-45 [details]   
Etymology Name formed from the scientific name for soft corals (Alcyonacea) and Syllis, the type genus of the polychaete family (and...  
Etymology Name formed from the scientific name for soft corals (Alcyonacea) and Syllis, the type genus of the polychaete family (and a Latin word for worm), indicating the close ecological association between the worm and certain types of soft coral. The gender is feminine. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Alcyonosyllis Glasby & Watson, 2001. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325066 on 2018-04-24
Date
action
by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2013-03-27 20:57:31Z
changed

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original description Glasby, C.J. and Watson, C. 2001. A new genus and species of Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) commensal with octocorals. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 17: 43-51. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 44-45 [details]   

additional source Lattig, P.; Martin, D. 2009. A taxonomic revision of the genus Haplosyllis Langerhans, 1887 (Polychaeta: Syllidae: Syllinae). Zootaxa 2220: 1-40, available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2009/zt02220.html [details]   

additional source Glasby, Christoper J.; Aguado, M. Teresa. 2009. A New Species and New Records of the Anthozoan Commensal Genus Alcyonosyllis (Polychaeta: Syllidae: Syllinae). The Beagle 25: 53-61 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

emendation (re-diagnosis of genus) Aguado, M.T.; Martin, G.S.; Nishi, E. 2008. Contribution to the knowledge of Syllidae (Annelida, Phyllodocida) from Japan with descriptions of three new species. Systematics and Biodiversity 6(4): 521-550
page(s): 531-533 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Editor's comment A probable seventh species of Alcyonosyllis from Sumba, Indonesia, collected on the Dutch-Indonesian Snellius II Expedition (1984–1985) to Indonesian waters is described, but not named by Glasby & Aguado (2009), as only one specimen was available. Also "The genus could contain further species having compound chaetae in addition to the characteristic simple hooks, including Syllis onkylochaeta Hartmann-Schröder, 1991, Syllis exiliformis Imajima, 2003 and other similar species currently assigned to Syllis ..." [details]

Etymology Name formed from the scientific name for soft corals (Alcyonacea) and Syllis, the type genus of the polychaete family (and a Latin word for worm), indicating the close ecological association between the worm and certain types of soft coral. The gender is feminine. [details]

Habitat Associates epifaunally on tropical Cnidaria, mainly on Octocorallia, but also Goniopora Scleractinia. [details]

Identification "Given the occurrence of all species of Alcyonosyllis on both octocorals and scleractinian corals, it is likely that further specimens of existing and new species, will be collected by persons within the aquarium trade. Images of Alcyonosyllis species on their hosts in aquaria are already circulating among these persons (Leslie Harris pers. comm.), but unfortunately species of Alcyonosyllis cannot be recognised by colour pattern alone ..." [details]
 



Alcyonosyllis phili
 Alcyonosyllis phili
[image from typetaxon]