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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis Glasby & Watson, 2001 
AphiaID: 325066

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 editorSyllinae (Subfamily)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis phili Glasby & Watson, 2001 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllinae Rioja, 1925
Sources  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]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis aidae Álvarez-Campos, San Martín & Aguado, 2013
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis bisetosa (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis exiliformis (Imajima, 2003)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis glasbyi San Martín & Nishi, 2003
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis gorgoniacolo (Sun & Yang, 2004)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis hinterkircheri Glasby & Aguado, 2009
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis phili Glasby & Watson, 2001
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonosyllis xeniaecola (Hartmann-Schröder, 1993)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFlickr image: Live Alcyonosyllis phili from Bali 
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor'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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Associates epifaunally on tropical Cnidaria, mainly on Octocorallia, but also Goniopora Scleractinia. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIdentification "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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325066
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2013-03-27 20:57:31Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Alcyonosyllis Glasby & Watson, 2001. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325066 on 2014-07-23
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