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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarphysa acicularum Webster, 1884 
AphiaID: 336719

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 editorEunicida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunicidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarphysa (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarphysa acicularum (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarphysa Quatrefages, 1865
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarphysa acicularum Webster, 1884
Sources  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]

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3925.1.3 [details]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarphysa acicularum brevibranchiata Treadwell, 1921 (taxon inquirendum, types apparently lost)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Bermuda [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBermuda Islands [from specimen] [view specimen]

 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype USNM 4793, locality Bermuda Islands (Bermuda 32.33, -64.75 fide USNM database, appears to be subtidal) [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Referred previously to M. sanguinea but valid fide Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2015) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336719
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Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-02-26 00:23:50Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Marphysa acicularum Webster, 1884. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336719 on 2015-08-05