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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDodecaceria fewkesi Berkeley & Berkeley, 1954 
AphiaID: 327435

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDodecaceria (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDodecaceria fewkesi (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDodecaceria Ă–rsted, 1843
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDodecaceria fewkesi Berkeley & Berkeley, 1954
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabella pacifica Fewkes, 1889 (regarded as a homonym, but was not)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula octoforis Dall, 1909 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula saxistructoris Howell & Mason, 1937 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Berkeley, E. and Berkeley, C. 1954. Notes on the life-history of the polychaete Dodecaceria fewkesii (nom.n.). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 11(3): 326-334.
note: replacement name for supposed homonymy, but probably unnecessary. See Sabella pacifica [details]

redescription Blake, J.A. 1996. Family Cirratulidae Ryckholdt, 1851. Including a revision of the genera and species from the eastern North Pacific. pages 263-384. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul H. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 6 - The Annelida Part 3. Polychaeta: Orbiniidae to Cossuridae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern California [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoos Bay [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern California [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Southern California [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTable Bay (origin: alien[details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Berkeley & Berkeley (1954) "D. fewkesi constructs and lives in calcareous tubes built in masses on rock faces which are usually more or less vertical, but this is not invariably the case. The tubes are fused together on a common base from which the upper ends project freely for a distance of anything up to approximately half an inch. The anterior portion of the tubes and their mouths are roughly circular and 1 to 3 mm. in diameter, but often two or three adjacent tubes are fused, making irregular terminations (Figure f ). The tube masses vary considerably in shape and size and usually occur in distinct colonial formations, but fusion of adiacent masses frequently takes place and a rock face may be more or less completely covered. They are found only in fairly rapidly moving, well aerated, water and only in the intertidal area, from the lowest to about mid-tide mark. When covered with water, the worrns extend the first few body-segments and spread their branchiae and tentacular cirri, which are kept in constant motion, but they withdraw into their tubes at the fall of the tide or if disturbed."
Blake (1996:374) describes the tube masses as "hardened rock-like structures that are riddled with tubes and attached to boulders and other hard surfaces in the intertidal ..." [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Pacific Ocean, southern California [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327435
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2008). Dodecaceria fewkesi Berkeley & Berkeley, 1954. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327435 on 2016-12-09
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