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Polychaeta taxon details

Opisthosyllis australis Augener, 1913

330226  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330226)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Augener, Hermann. (1913). Polychaeta I. Errantia. 65-304. IN: Michaelsen, W. and Hartmeyer, R. (Ed.). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. Gustav Fischer, Jena. 4(5): 65-304, plates II-III., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7160888
page(s): 218-221, text-fig. 28a-d, plate III fig. 35 [details]   
Note Western Australia, Australia. The species was...  
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Type locality Western Australia, Australia. The species was described by Augener (1913) with base on several specimens collected in 8 different stations during the Hamburger SW-Australien Expedition 1905, in Western Australia (Australia): sta. 1, Shark Bay, NW Middle Bluff (geocoordinates estimate -25.75, 113.35), 7-8 m, rocky substrate with corals; sta. 5, Shark Bay, Denham (geocoordinates estimate -25.93, 113.53), intertidal, sometimes at low tide beach, under rocks, detritus or in sand; sta. 14, Shark Bay, Freycinet Reach, west Middle Flat, to the north tip of Heirisson Prong (geocoordinates estimate -26.03, 113.40), 11-16 m, sandy sediment and rock with corals; sta. 23, Shark Bay, entrance of South Passage (geocoordinates estimate -26.169, 113.226), 9 m, rocky substrate and stones; sta. 25, Shark Bay, Surf Point, Outer Bar, entrance of South Passage (geocoordinates estimate -26.131, 113.166), 0.5-3.5 m, sand and rocks with corals; sta. 28, Shark Bay, in front of Brown Station, Dirk Hartog (geocoordinates estimate -26, 113.2), 2-4.5 m, sandy sediment with plants; sta. 45, Fremantle District, east coast of Rottnest Island (geocoordinates estimate -32, 115.55), shallow water, in limestones or sand; sta. 61, Albany District, Princess Royal Harbour (geocoordinates estimate -35.058, 117.894), 0.5-9 m, in sand and on the piles of the jetty. Augener (1913) did not designate a type locality, but there are 2 syntypes deposited in the Zoologisches Museum Berlin from 2 different stations (stations 45 and 61), and the Zoologisches Museum Hamburg holds in its collections at least two unspecified types from Shark Bay. While Augener (1913) refers sta. 45 as one of the stations where the species was originally found, the online catalogue of the ZMB refers that station as being sta. 46. [details]
Type material There are 2 syntypes (ZMB 5308 and ZMB 5309) deposited in the Zoologisches Museum Berlin, from 2 different stations (stations 46 and 61, respectively). In the text Augener (1913) refers station 45 instead of 46 as one of the stations where the species was originally found. A third lot (ZMB 5307) with unspecified type specimens from stations 1, 14, and 25, from Shark Bay, is considered to be lost. The Zoologisches Museum Hamburg also holds in its collections at least two unspecified types from Shark Bay (ZMH 7947 and ZMH 10056). [details]
Depth range 0.5-13 m.  
Depth range 0.5-13 m. [details]

Distribution Australia: Western Australia (Shark Bay; Fremantle; Albany). New Zealand.  
Distribution Australia: Western Australia (Shark Bay; Fremantle; Albany). New Zealand. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet australis is a Latin adjective meaning 'southern' or, when used as a specific epithet, 'Australian',...  
Etymology The specific epithet australis is a Latin adjective meaning 'southern' or, when used as a specific epithet, 'Australian', and presumably refers to the type locality of the species, Australia. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Opisthosyllis australis Augener, 1913. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330226 on 2018-06-20
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original description Augener, Hermann. (1913). Polychaeta I. Errantia. 65-304. IN: Michaelsen, W. and Hartmeyer, R. (Ed.). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. Gustav Fischer, Jena. 4(5): 65-304, plates II-III., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7160888
page(s): 218-221, text-fig. 28a-d, plate III fig. 35 [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Type locality 
 

Syntype ZMB 5309, locality Albany (Princess Royal Harbour, Albany District, Western Australia, Hamburger SW-Australien Expedition 1905, sta. 61 (geocoordinates estimate -35.058, 117.894); 0.5-9 m, in sand and on the piles of the jetty) [details]
Syntype ZMB 5308, locality Rottnest Island (east coast of Rottnest Island, Fremantle District, Western Australia, Hamburger SW-Australien Expedition 1905, sta. 45 (geocoordinates estimate -32, 115.55); shallow water, in limestones or sand) [details]
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Depth range 0.5-13 m. [details]

Distribution Australia: Western Australia (Shark Bay; Fremantle; Albany). New Zealand. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet australis is a Latin adjective meaning 'southern' or, when used as a specific epithet, 'Australian', and presumably refers to the type locality of the species, Australia. [details]

Habitat Rocky substrates and stones with corals, sandy sediments with or without associated plants, and piles of jetties, at shallow water. [details]

Type locality Western Australia, Australia. The species was described by Augener (1913) with base on several specimens collected in 8 different stations during the Hamburger SW-Australien Expedition 1905, in Western Australia (Australia): sta. 1, Shark Bay, NW Middle Bluff (geocoordinates estimate -25.75, 113.35), 7-8 m, rocky substrate with corals; sta. 5, Shark Bay, Denham (geocoordinates estimate -25.93, 113.53), intertidal, sometimes at low tide beach, under rocks, detritus or in sand; sta. 14, Shark Bay, Freycinet Reach, west Middle Flat, to the north tip of Heirisson Prong (geocoordinates estimate -26.03, 113.40), 11-16 m, sandy sediment and rock with corals; sta. 23, Shark Bay, entrance of South Passage (geocoordinates estimate -26.169, 113.226), 9 m, rocky substrate and stones; sta. 25, Shark Bay, Surf Point, Outer Bar, entrance of South Passage (geocoordinates estimate -26.131, 113.166), 0.5-3.5 m, sand and rocks with corals; sta. 28, Shark Bay, in front of Brown Station, Dirk Hartog (geocoordinates estimate -26, 113.2), 2-4.5 m, sandy sediment with plants; sta. 45, Fremantle District, east coast of Rottnest Island (geocoordinates estimate -32, 115.55), shallow water, in limestones or sand; sta. 61, Albany District, Princess Royal Harbour (geocoordinates estimate -35.058, 117.894), 0.5-9 m, in sand and on the piles of the jetty. Augener (1913) did not designate a type locality, but there are 2 syntypes deposited in the Zoologisches Museum Berlin from 2 different stations (stations 45 and 61), and the Zoologisches Museum Hamburg holds in its collections at least two unspecified types from Shark Bay. While Augener (1913) refers sta. 45 as one of the stations where the species was originally found, the online catalogue of the ZMB refers that station as being sta. 46. [details]

Type material There are 2 syntypes (ZMB 5308 and ZMB 5309) deposited in the Zoologisches Museum Berlin, from 2 different stations (stations 46 and 61, respectively). In the text Augener (1913) refers station 45 instead of 46 as one of the stations where the species was originally found. A third lot (ZMB 5307) with unspecified type specimens from stations 1, 14, and 25, from Shark Bay, is considered to be lost. The Zoologisches Museum Hamburg also holds in its collections at least two unspecified types from Shark Bay (ZMH 7947 and ZMH 10056). [details]