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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis australis Augener, 1913 
AphiaID: 330226

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis australis (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis Langerhans, 1879
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis australis Augener, 1913
Sources  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. Volume IV, Lieferung 5. Gustav Fischer. Jena. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31515#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 218-221, text-fig. 28a-d, plate III fig. 35 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Rottnest Island [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Albany [details]
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Australia
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlbany [from specimen] [view specimen]
Indian Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRottnest Island [from specimen] [view specimen]
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New Zealand
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]

 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype 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]
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 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 0.5-13 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Australia: Western Australia (Shark Bay; Fremantle; Albany). New Zealand. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Rocky substrates and stones with corals, sandy sediments with or without associated plants, and piles of jetties, at shallow water. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330226
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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: Polychaeta (2008). Opisthosyllis australis Augener, 1913. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330226 on 2016-12-07