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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis antarctica Rozbaczylo, Canahuire & Ojeda, 1996 
AphiaID: 329376

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 editorNereididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis antarctica (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis Claparède, 1863
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicronereis antarctica Rozbaczylo, Canahuire & Ojeda, 1996
Source  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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Southern Ocean [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 174067, locality Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean, Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, South Bay (64º52'S, 63º36'W); 12 m, seabed) [details]

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
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 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal to 30 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Antarctic Ocean: South Shetland Islands, Robert Island, intertidal to 6 m deep, and Palmer Archipelago, Doumer Island, 3-30 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet antarctica refers to the fact that it was the fist species of Micronereis to be known from Antarctic waters.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South Bay, Doumer Island, Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica (-64.8667º, -63.6º), at 12 m, on the seabed.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:329376
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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 (2015). Micronereis antarctica. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=329376 on 2016-05-04
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