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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphelia multibranchia Hutchings & Murray, 1984 
AphiaID: 330174

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 editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpheliidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpheliinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphelia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphelia multibranchia (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphelia Savigny, 1822
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphelia multibranchia Hutchings & Murray, 1984
Source  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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality New South Wales [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]

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Links 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 3-4 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Australia: New South Wales (Botany Bay). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcology In 175 it was recorded as being abundant only during the months of January, February and April. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Sand in protected bay, at 3-4 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330174
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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). Ophelia multibranchia. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330174 on 2016-12-07
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