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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887) 
AphiaID: 157480

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta sexoculata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta Grube, 1850
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887 (superseded original combination)
Sources 
new combination reference Banse, K. (1969). Acrocirridae n.fam. (Polychaeta Sedentaria). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 26(10): 2595-2620., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/f69-253
page(s): 2613 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Maine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]

 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] USNM 55005, locality Maine (Atlantic coast of the USA, Maine, Eastport (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 44.88º, long. -66.98º); 8-12 fathoms (= 15-22 m), sand and shells) [view taxon]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 8-12 fathoms (about 15-22 m). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of North America (Maine, USA). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Sand and shells, at shallow water (15-22 m). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Banse (1969: 2613) states: "No material of Ledon is in the catalogued collection of the USNM where Webster's types have been kept (Dr M. H. Pettibone, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., personal communication)." However, this material is indeed deposited at this museum (catalogue number USNM 55005, slide, 2 syntypes), as confirmed through the online catalogue of the National Museum of Natural History (consulted the 11 February 2016).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157480
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-23 07:30:30Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2010-04-20 23:54:40Z  checked  Read, Geoffrey
2016-02-11 13:07:32Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Macrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157480 on 2016-02-13