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Polychaeta taxon details

Marphysa acicularum Webster, 1884

336719  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336719)

accepted
Species

Subspecies Marphysa acicularum brevibranchiata Treadwell, 1921 (taxon inquirendum, types apparently lost)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Webster, Henry E. 1884. Annelida from Bermuda collected by G. Brown Goode. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 25: 305-327, incl. plates 7-12 in text, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7725366
page(s): 319; note: No locality information is given [details]   
Note Bermuda 32.33, -64.75 fide USNM database....  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Bermuda 32.33, -64.75 fide USNM database. This appears to be subtidal. Webster (1884) gave no geolocation or locality name, and the signs are that he had no collection information on any of the Bermudan material he described. It is not clear how the USNM's geolocation was obtained. No information is in the online record. Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2015) present the USNM's 32.33, -64.75 as 32°19'48.11" N 64°44'59.98" but the decimal seconds are spurious. As DMS it would be simply 32° 19′ 48″ N, 64° 45′ 0″ W. [details]
Taxonomy Referred previously to M. sanguinea but valid fide Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2015)  
Taxonomy Referred previously to M. sanguinea but valid fide Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2015) [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Marphysa acicularum Webster, 1884. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336719 on 2018-06-23
Date
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-02-26 00:23:50Z
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original description Webster, Henry E. 1884. Annelida from Bermuda collected by G. Brown Goode. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 25: 305-327, incl. plates 7-12 in text, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7725366
page(s): 319; note: No locality information is given [details]   

additional source Treadwell, A.L. (1921). Leodicidae of the West Indian region. Carnegie Institute of Washington Publication. 15(293): 1-131, plates 1-9 (in colour), 1 map., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18236#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 57; note: Description from additional material, Bermuda, Tobago, and Tortugas [details]   

source of synonymy Pettibone, Marian H. (1963). Marine polychaete worms of the New England region. I. Aphroditidae through Trochochaetidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 227(1): 1-356., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/33229#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 236; note: to M. sanguinea [details]   

redescription Molina-Acevedo, Isabel C.; Carrera-Parra, Luis F. (2015). Reinstatement of three species of the Marphysa sanguinea complex (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from the Grand Caribbean Region. Zootaxa. 3925(1): 37-55., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3925.1.3 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype USNM 4793, locality Bermuda Islands (Bermuda 32.33, -64.75 fide USNM database, appears to be subtidal) [details]
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Referred previously to M. sanguinea but valid fide Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2015) [details]

Type locality Bermuda 32.33, -64.75 fide USNM database. This appears to be subtidal. Webster (1884) gave no geolocation or locality name, and the signs are that he had no collection information on any of the Bermudan material he described. It is not clear how the USNM's geolocation was obtained. No information is in the online record. Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2015) present the USNM's 32.33, -64.75 as 32°19'48.11" N 64°44'59.98" but the decimal seconds are spurious. As DMS it would be simply 32° 19′ 48″ N, 64° 45′ 0″ W. [details]