WoRMS taxon details

Micronereis antarctica Rozbaczylo, Canahuire & Ojeda, 1996

329376  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:329376)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Rozbaczylo, N.; Canahuire, E.; Ojeda, F.P. (1996). Presence of Micronereis in Antarctic waters and descriptions of a new species, M. antarctica (Polychaeta: Nereididae: Notophycinae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 109(4): 645-652., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/107744#page/673/mode/1up
page(s): 646-652, figs. 1-2 [details]   
Holotype  USNM 174067, locality Palmer Archipelago...  
Holotype USNM 174067, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]
Note South Bay, Doumer Island, Palmer Archipelago,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality South Bay, Doumer Island, Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica (-64.8667º, -63.6º), at 12 m, on the seabed.  [details]
Depth range Intertidal to 30 m.   
Depth range Intertidal to 30 m.  [details]

Distribution Antarctic Ocean: South Shetland Islands, Robert Island, intertidal to 6 m deep, and Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, 3-30 m.   
Distribution Antarctic Ocean: South Shetland Islands, Robert Island, intertidal to 6 m deep, and Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, 3-30 m.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet antarctica refers to the fact that it was the fist species of Micronereis to be known from Antarctic...  
Etymology The specific epithet antarctica refers to the fact that it was the fist species of Micronereis to be known from Antarctic waters.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Micronereis antarctica Rozbaczylo, Canahuire & Ojeda, 1996. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=329376 on 2018-05-27
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original description Rozbaczylo, N.; Canahuire, E.; Ojeda, F.P. (1996). Presence of Micronereis in Antarctic waters and descriptions of a new species, M. antarctica (Polychaeta: Nereididae: Notophycinae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 109(4): 645-652., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/107744#page/673/mode/1up
page(s): 646-652, figs. 1-2 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype USNM 174067, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype USNM 174068, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 7-20 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype USNM 174069, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12-20 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype USNM 174070, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype USNM 174071, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype USNM 174072, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype SSUC 6791, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12-20 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype SSUC 6792, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12-20 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype SSUC 6793, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype MZUC 24038-24041, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]
Paratype USNM 174073, locality South Shetland Islands (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, South Shetland Islands, Robert Island, Coppermine Peninsula, rocky shore (''Roquerío Gaviota'') overlooking the English Strait, about mid-way between Cape Morris and Coopermine Cove (62º24'S, 59º30'W); lower intertidal, rocky shore during low tide, from among the alga Gigartina skottsbergii Setchell & Gardner, 1936) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal to 30 m.  [details]

Distribution Antarctic Ocean: South Shetland Islands, Robert Island, intertidal to 6 m deep, and Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, 3-30 m.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet antarctica refers to the fact that it was the fist species of Micronereis to be known from Antarctic waters.  [details]

Habitat In Robert Island (South Shetland Islands), the species was collected from a rocky shore during low tide, in the lower intertidal fringe, amongst the alga Gigartina skottsbergii Setchell & Gardner, 1936. In Doumer Island (Palmer Archipelago), the species was collected from the intertidal down to 30 m deep in the subtidal seabed zone, reaching the highest densities between 12 and 20 m depth, which corresponds to a zone dominated by species of the red algal genera Iridaea, Plocamium, Ptilonia, and Callophyllis.  [details]

Reproduction A female 21 mm long, for 41 setigers, was collected with a mucous egg cocoon in the lower intertidal fringe of Robert Island attached by mucous to Gigartina skottsbergii. The mucous egg cocoon preserved in alcohol measured 3 mm in diameter and contained at least two layers of eggs, with the outer layer having 143 dark brown eggs, 261-360 µm in diameter. [details]

Type locality South Bay, Doumer Island, Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica (-64.8667º, -63.6º), at 12 m, on the seabed.  [details]