WoRMS taxon details

Ophelia multibranchia Hutchings & Murray, 1984

330174  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330174)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hutchings, Patricia A.; Murray, Anna. (1984). Taxonomy of polychaetes from the Hawkesbury River and the southern estuaries of New South Wales, Australia. Records of the Australian Museum. Supplement 3: 1-118., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0812-7387.3.1984.101
page(s): 77-78, fig. 22.2 [details]   
Holotype  AM W.19029, locality New South Wales (Botany...  
Holotype AM W.19029, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
Note Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°), 3-4 m, sand in protected bay. [details]
Depth range 3-4 m.  
Depth range 3-4 m. [details]

Distribution Australia: New South Wales (Botany Bay).  
Distribution Australia: New South Wales (Botany Bay). [details]

Etymology The specific epithet multibranchia is composed by the Latin prefix multi-, meaning 'many', and the Latin noun of Greek...  
Etymology The specific epithet multibranchia is composed by the Latin prefix multi-, meaning 'many', and the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers to the numerous pairs of branchiae present in the species. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Ophelia multibranchia Hutchings & Murray, 1984. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330174 on 2018-06-20
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original description Hutchings, Patricia A.; Murray, Anna. (1984). Taxonomy of polychaetes from the Hawkesbury River and the southern estuaries of New South Wales, Australia. Records of the Australian Museum. Supplement 3: 1-118., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0812-7387.3.1984.101
page(s): 77-78, fig. 22.2 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Type locality 
 

Holotype AM W.19029, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
Paratype AM W.196230, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
Paratype AM W.195651, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
Paratype AM W.195646, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
Paratype USNM 81493, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
Paratype NHMUK 1983.1743-45, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
Paratype LACM AHF POLY 1417, locality New South Wales (Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°); 3-4 m, sand in protected bay) [details]
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Depth range 3-4 m. [details]

Distribution Australia: New South Wales (Botany Bay). [details]

Ecology In 175 it was recorded as being abundant only during the months of January, February and April. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet multibranchia is composed by the Latin prefix multi-, meaning 'many', and the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers to the numerous pairs of branchiae present in the species. [details]

Habitat Sand in protected bay, at 3-4 m. [details]

Type locality Botany Bay, north east Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia (gazetteer estimate -33.99°, 151.16°), 3-4 m, sand in protected bay. [details]