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Aphelochaeta Blake, 1991

129240  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129240)

Tharyx monilaris Hartman, 1960 accepted as Aphelochaeta monilaris (Hartman, 1960) (type by original designation)


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  1. Species Aphelochaeta abyssalis Blake, 2019
  2. Species Aphelochaeta aequiseta (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
  3. Species Aphelochaeta antelonga Dean & Blake, 2016
  4. Species Aphelochaeta arizonae Magalhaes & Bailey-Brock, 2013
  5. Species Aphelochaeta aubreyi Blake, 2018
  6. Species Aphelochaeta bimaculata Blake, 2018
  7. Species Aphelochaeta brandtae Blake, 2018
  8. Species Aphelochaeta bullata Doner & Blake, 2009
  9. Species Aphelochaeta caribbeanensis Blake & Dean, 2019
  10. Species Aphelochaeta cincinnata (Ehlers, 1908)
  11. Species Aphelochaeta clarionensis Blake, 2019
  12. Species Aphelochaeta clippertonensis Blake, 2019
  13. Species Aphelochaeta dearborni Blake, 2018
  14. Species Aphelochaeta elongata Blake, 1996
  15. Species Aphelochaeta falklandica Paterson & Neal, 2020
  16. Species Aphelochaeta filibranchia (Day, 1961)
  17. Species Aphelochaeta filiformis (Keferstein, 1862)
  18. Species Aphelochaeta glandaria Blake, 1996
  19. Species Aphelochaeta guimondi Dean & Blake, 2016
  20. Species Aphelochaeta guttata Doner & Blake, 2009
  21. Species Aphelochaeta honouliuli Magalhaes & Bailey-Brock, 2013
  22. Species Aphelochaeta hormosa Blake, 2018
  23. Species Aphelochaeta intinctoria Choi, Jung & Yoon, 2018
  24. Species Aphelochaeta jubata Blake, 2023
  25. Species Aphelochaeta longisetosa (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
  26. Species Aphelochaeta magellanica Blake, 2018
  27. Species Aphelochaeta malefica Elías & Rivero, 2009
  28. Species Aphelochaeta marioni (Saint-Joseph, 1894)
  29. Species Aphelochaeta mcintoshi (Southern, 1914)
  30. Species Aphelochaeta monilaris (Hartman, 1960)
  31. Species Aphelochaeta multibranchis (Grube, 1863)
  32. Species Aphelochaeta multifilis (Moore, 1909)
  33. Species Aphelochaeta pacifica (Annenkova, 1937)
  34. Species Aphelochaeta palmeri Blake, 2018
  35. Species Aphelochaeta petersenae Blake, 1996
  36. Species Aphelochaeta petila Choi, Jung & Yoon, 2018
  37. Species Aphelochaeta phillipsi Blake, 1996
  38. Species Aphelochaeta praeacuta Dean & Blake, 2016
  39. Species Aphelochaeta readi Blake, 2023
  40. Species Aphelochaeta saipanensis Magalhaes & Bailey-Brock, 2013
  41. Species Aphelochaeta serratiseta (Banse & Hobson, 1968)
  42. Species Aphelochaeta spargosis Blake, 2019
  43. Species Aphelochaeta spectabilis Blake, 2018
  44. Species Aphelochaeta striata Dean & Blake, 2016
  45. Species Aphelochaeta tanyperistomia Blake, 2019
  46. Species Aphelochaeta tigrina Blake, 1996
  47. Species Aphelochaeta williamsae Blake, 1996
  48. Species Aphelochaeta wilsoni Blake, 2019
  49. Species Aphelochaeta zebra Dean & Blake, 2016
  50. Species Aphelochaeta multibranchiis [auct. lapsus] accepted as Aphelochaeta multibranchis (Grube, 1863) (misspelling of 'multibranchis')
  51. Species Aphelochaeta parva (Berkeley, 1929) accepted as Tharyx parvus Berkeley, 1929 (superseded subsequent combination)
  52. Species Aphelochaeta secunda (Banse & Hobson, 1968) accepted as Monticellina secunda (Banse & Hobson, 1968) accepted as Kirkegaardia secunda (Banse & Hobson, 1968) (superseded recombination)
  53. Species Aphelochaeta serrata (Eliason, 1962) accepted as Kirkegaardia serrata (Eliason, 1962) (superseded subsequent combination)
  54. Species Aphelochaeta vivipara (Christie, 1984) accepted as Chaetozone vivipara (Christie, 1984) (superseded recombination)
  55. Species Aphelochaeta nigrorostrum (Hartman & Fauchald, 1971) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum, indeterminable damaged specimen fide Blake, 2019)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Blake, James A. (1991). Revision of some genera and species of Cirratulidae (Polychaeta) from the western North Atlantic. <em>Ophelia, supplement 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta).</em> 5S: 17-30.
page(s): 28 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology Name from Greek apheles, for smooth, chaetos for long 'hair'  
Etymology Name from Greek apheles, for smooth, chaetos for long 'hair' [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2024). World Polychaeta Database. Aphelochaeta Blake, 1991. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129240 on 2024-04-19
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original description Blake, James A. (1991). Revision of some genera and species of Cirratulidae (Polychaeta) from the western North Atlantic. <em>Ophelia, supplement 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta).</em> 5S: 17-30.
page(s): 28 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source de Kluijver, M.J.; Ingalsuo, S.S.; van Nieuwenhuijzen, A.J.L.; Veldhuijzen van Zanten, H.H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 2. Keys to Polychaeta, Nemertina, Sipuncula, Platyhelminthes and miscellaneous worm-like groups. <i>World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series</i>. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14808-6. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Read, Geoffrey B.; Lee, Kenneth 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. <em>[Book chapter].</em> Chapt 17, pp. 312-358. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

identification resource Dean, Harlan K.; Blake, James A. (2016). <em>Aphelochaeta</em> (Polychaeta: Cirratulidae) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, with a description of five new species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4103(2): 101-116., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4103.2.1
page(s): 114; note: Tabulated morphological characters of 19 species of Aphelochaeta, Eastern North Pacific, Hawaiian Islands and Central Pacific [details]   

identification resource Blake, J.A. 1996. Family Cirratulidae Ryckholdt, 1851. Including a revision of the genera and species from the eastern North Pacific. pages 263-384. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul H. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 6 - The Annelida Part 3. Polychaeta: Orbiniidae to Cossuridae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

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Diagnosis Pair of grooved palps arising either on or anterior to chaetiger one; abdominal segments frequently beaded in appearance; chaetae all simple capillaries, lacking distinct denticulations, lacking sawtooth edge; posterior body end frequently "expanded". [details]

Etymology Name from Greek apheles, for smooth, chaetos for long 'hair' [details]

Grammatical gender feminine. Stated to be feminine by Blake, 1991, who also confirmed this by changing two gender suffices to feminine in his list of recombinations [details]