MACROBEL
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf
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Macrobel taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864) 
AphiaID: 129884

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus filiformis
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteromastus Eisig, 1887
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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtype  deposit feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (11 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (43 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (7 nucleotides; 4 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This bristle worm has a thin (1 mm) and relatively long body (100 mm). Two regions can be distinguished across the body: an anterior end with twelve bristle-covered segments and a posterior end with segments with thickened parapodial grooves. The anterior end is coloured red, the posterior end reddish green or yellow. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both sampling periods the distribution area of Heteromastus filiformis was mainly limited to the coastal zone. The highest numbers were observed here as well (up to maximum 450 ind./m2).
Contrary to the 1994-2001 period, the species had a higher frequency of occurrence in the eastern
coastal zone in the 1976-1986 period. The density levels for this species at other locations (Flemish
Banks and Zeeland Banks) were rather low. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Heteromastus filiformis has a clear preference for fine sediments. The species has a high relative occurrence (> 20%) in sediments with a median grain size of 100-200 μm. In addition, the species tends to prefer sediments with high mud contents: although the relative occurrence follows an erratic pattern, the species occurs more frequently as the mud content increases. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129884
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Macrobel (2014). Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129884 on 2014-12-29