WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphelia capensis Kirkegaard, 1959

330167  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330167)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Kirkegaard, Jørgen B. 1959. The Polychaeta of West Africa Part I. Sedentary species. Atlantide Report, 5: 7-117.
page(s): 45-46, fig. 8 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  ZMUC POL-001520, locality Table Bay (Table...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMUC POL-001520, locality Table Bay (Table Bay, off Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Galathea Expedition St. 158 (33°52'S, 18°21'E; -33.8667°, 18.35°); 50 m) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Table Bay, off Cape Town, South Africa,...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Table Bay, off Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (-33.8667°, 18.35°). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 50-80 m.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 50-80 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic Ocean: Table Bay and False Bay (off Cape Town, South Africa).  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic Ocean: Table Bay and False Bay (off Cape Town, South Africa). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not explicitly stated in the original description. The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not explicitly stated in the original description. The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, off Cape Town (Table Bay, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean). [details]
WoRMS (2008). Ophelia capensis Kirkegaard, 1959. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330167 on 2018-01-18

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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Kirkegaard, Jørgen B. 1959. The Polychaeta of West Africa Part I. Sedentary species. Atlantide Report, 5: 7-117.
page(s): 45-46, fig. 8 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNontype , locality False Bay (South Africa) (False Bay, off Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Galathea Expedition St. 166 (34°20'S, 18°31'E; -34.3333°, 18.5167°); 80 m) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype ZMUC POL-001520, locality Table Bay (Table Bay, off Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Galathea Expedition St. 158 (33°52'S, 18°21'E; -33.8667°, 18.35°); 50 m) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 50-80 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic Ocean: Table Bay and False Bay (off Cape Town, South Africa). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not explicitly stated in the original description. The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, off Cape Town (Table Bay, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Not stated, at shelf depths. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Table Bay, off Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (-33.8667°, 18.35°). [details]