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Polychaeta taxon details

Nephtys caeca (Fabricius, 1780)

130355  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130355)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Fabricius, O. (1780). Fauna Groenlandica: systematice sistens animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quod nomen specificium. Hafniae et Lipsiae: Copenhagen, Denmark. XVI, 452, [2] f. pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/48073#page/7/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofNereis caeca Fabricius, 1780) Fabricius, Otto 1780. [POLYCHAETA & ANNELIDA DATA. p.266-315; 374-384] Fauna Groenlandica, systematice sistens, Animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quoad nomen specificum, triviale, vernaculumque synonyma auctorum plurium, descriptionem, locum, victum, generationem, mores, usum, capturamque singuli prout detegendi occasio fuit, maximaque parte secundum proprias observationes: Hafniae [Copenhagen] et Lipsiae. [details]   
Distribution N. caeca occurs in small numbers in a broad region parallel to the coast. lt is even more scarce in the offshore part of...  
Distribution N. caeca occurs in small numbers in a broad region parallel to the coast. lt is even more scarce in the offshore part of the Dutch Continental Shelf, where it is only recorded from the Dogger Bank, the Cleaver Bank and the eastern part of the Oyster Ground. The species also occurs in the low intertidal zone of the Delta area and the Wadden Sea. Because of its size the biomass of N. caeca can be locally important. [details]

Distribution Arctic to Gulf of St. Lawrence to off Rhode Island  
Distribution Arctic to Gulf of St. Lawrence to off Rhode Island [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Nephtys caeca (Fabricius, 1780). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130355 on 2018-04-21
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original description Fabricius, O. (1780). Fauna Groenlandica: systematice sistens animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quod nomen specificium. Hafniae et Lipsiae: Copenhagen, Denmark. XVI, 452, [2] f. pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/48073#page/7/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofNephtys bononensis Quatrefages, 1850) Quatrefages, A. (1850). Études sur les types inferieurs de l'embranchement des Annelés. Sur la circulation des Annelides. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris. 14(3): 281-398. [details]   

original description  (ofNephthys hirsuta Dalyell, 1853) Dalyell, John Graham. (1853). The Powers of the Creator displayed in the Creation: or, observations on life amidst the various forms of the humbler tribes of animated nature with practical comments and illustrations. volume 2 [Vermes, etc] pp.359. John van Voorst. London., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18804951 [details]   

original description  (ofNephthys margaritacea Johnston, 1835) Johnston, George 1835. Illustrations in British Zoology. 37. Néphtys Cuvier. Magazine of Natural History, London, 8: 341-343. [details]   

original description  (ofNephthys nudipes Ehlers, 1868) Ehlers, Ernst. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Volume 2: i-xx, 269-748, plates XII-XXIV. Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162 [details]   

original description  (ofNephthys ingens Stimpson, 1854) Stimpson, W. (1853). Synopsis of the marine Invertebrata of Grand Manan: or the region about the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. 6: 1-66, pls 1-3., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/73632 [details]   

original description  (ofNephthys oerstedii Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d’eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 1. 1-588. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. [some vol.2 species are also linked here but see also source id 51472]., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofNereis caeca Fabricius, 1780) Fabricius, Otto 1780. [POLYCHAETA & ANNELIDA DATA. p.266-315; 374-384] Fauna Groenlandica, systematice sistens, Animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quoad nomen specificum, triviale, vernaculumque synonyma auctorum plurium, descriptionem, locum, victum, generationem, mores, usum, capturamque singuli prout detegendi occasio fuit, maximaque parte secundum proprias observationes: Hafniae [Copenhagen] et Lipsiae. [details]   

original description  (ofNereis (Nephtys) lineata Dalyell, 1853) Dalyell, John Graham. (1853). The Powers of the Creator displayed in the Creation: or, observations on life amidst the various forms of the humbler tribes of animated nature with practical comments and illustrations. volume 2 [Vermes, etc] pp.359. John van Voorst. London., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18804951 [details]   

original description  (ofNephtys caeca var. ciliata McIntosh, 1908) McIntosh, W.C. 1908. A monograph of British Annelids. Ray Society of London, II. Part I. Polychaeta. Nephthydidae to Syllidae: 1-232., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/monographBritis2McInA
page(s): 13 [details]   

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2. 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source McIntosh, W.C. 1908. A monograph of British Annelids. Ray Society of London, II. Part I. Polychaeta. Nephthydidae to Syllidae: 1-232., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/monographBritis2McInA [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

redescription Vieitez, J.M.; M.A.; Alós, C.; Parapar, J.; Besteiro, C.; Moreira, J.; Nunez, J.; Laborda, J.; and San Martin, G. (2004). Annelida Polychaeta I. Fauna Iberica. Ramos, M.A. et al (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Vol. 25:1-530 [sections separate authorship not recognised here]. [details]   

redescription Jirkov, I.A. (2001). [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] (In Russian) Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Yanus-K Press, Moscow, 632 pp., available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259865957_Jirkov_2001_Polychaeta_of_the_North_Polar_Basin [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofNephtys bononensis Quatrefages, 1850) McIntosh, W.C. 1908. A monograph of British Annelids. Ray Society of London, II. Part I. Polychaeta. Nephthydidae to Syllidae: 1-232., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/monographBritis2McInA [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys hirsuta Dalyell, 1853) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys nudipes Ehlers, 1868) Hartman, O. (1950). Polychaetous annelids. Goniadidae, Glyceridae and Nephtyidae. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions. 15(1): 1-181. [details]   

additional source  (ofNephthys nudipes Ehlers, 1868) Ravara, Ascensão ; Cunha, Marina R. ; Pleijel, Fredrik 2010: Nephtyidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from southern Europe. Zootaxa 2682: 1-68. , available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02682p068.pdf
page(s): 35 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys oerstedii Quatrefages, 1866) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source  (ofNephtys caeca var. ciliata McIntosh, 1908) Ravara, Ascensão ; Cunha, Marina R. ; Pleijel, Fredrik 2010: Nephtyidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from southern Europe. Zootaxa 2682: 1-68. , available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02682p068.pdf
page(s): 37 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNereis (Nephtys) lineata Dalyell, 1853) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofNephthys caeca (Fabricius, 1780)) Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys caeca (Fabricius, 1780)) Malmgren, A. J. (1866). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm. 22(5): 355-410., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/369/mode/1up [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys caeca (Fabricius, 1780)) Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13358 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys caeca (Fabricius, 1780)) McIntosh, W.C. 1908. A monograph of British Annelids. Ray Society of London, II. Part I. Polychaeta. Nephthydidae to Syllidae: 1-232., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/monographBritis2McInA [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNereis caeca Fabricius, 1780) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys ingens Stimpson, 1854) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofNephthys margaritacea Johnston, 1835) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Census of Marine Life (2012). SYNDEEP: Towards a first global synthesis of biodiversity, biogeography and ecosystem function in the deep sea. Unpublished data (datasetID: 38), available online at http://www.comlsecretariat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/SYNDEEP-Towards-a-first-global-synthesis-of-biodiversity-biogeography-and-ecosystem-function-in-the-deep-sea-Eva-Ramirez-Llodra-et-al..pdf [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Biology The sexes are separate and individuals breed several times over a number of years in the periods April-May and August. The larvae are planktonic. N. caeca starts reproducing in its second year of life and lives for a period of about 7 years.


N. caeca is a predator moving through the top layer of the sediment in search for molluscs, crustaceans and other polychaetes. The species is eaten by juveniles of haddock and thornback (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Curtis, 1977; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979; Sips, 1988; Fish & Fish, 1989; Olive & Morgan, 1991). [details]

Distribution N. caeca occurs in small numbers in a broad region parallel to the coast. lt is even more scarce in the offshore part of the Dutch Continental Shelf, where it is only recorded from the Dogger Bank, the Cleaver Bank and the eastern part of the Oyster Ground. The species also occurs in the low intertidal zone of the Delta area and the Wadden Sea. Because of its size the biomass of N. caeca can be locally important. [details]

Distribution Arctic to Gulf of St. Lawrence to off Rhode Island [details]

Habitat The species occurs in a wide variety of sediments ranging from coarse to fine muddy sand. [details]

Habitat intertidal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Morphology A member of the family Nephtyidae that can reach a considerable size, viz. maximally 200 mm long with up to 150 segments. The head is relatively small and rectangular, with short antennae on the frontal corners giving it a T-shape. Like all nephtyids it has a large eversible, muscular proboscis with internal jaws. The first segment is reduced and bears two pairs of finger-like cirri. The rest of the body is square in cross section with prominent, powerful bilobed parapodia with curved gilis in between the lobes. The body is whitish to greenish brown, with a lightly iridescent cuticle and red gills (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Sips, 1988; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990; Rainer, 1991). [details]
 

LanguageName 
German Blindwurm  [details]
Japanese ハヤテシロガネゴカイ  [details]