MACROBEL
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Macrobel taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera alba (O.F. Müller, 1776) 
AphiaID: 130116

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 editorErrantia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyceriformia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyceridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlycera Savigny, 1818
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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  carnivore [details]
detritus feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (102 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (6 nucleotides; 1 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 ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Medium-sized (up to 75 mm long) bristle worm whose body narrows towards both ends. The eversible proboscis has papillae and four jaws. The antennae are very small. Segments are subdivided into rings. Small parapodia with clear gills. Colour: milk white. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Glycera alba was only found twice (western coastal zone; maximum 4 ind./m2). In the 1994-2001 period the species was more widely distributed and was mainly found in the western near-coastal zone. Glycera alba was observed only sporadically in the open sea zone. In this period the species reached a maximum density of 100 ind./m2. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Glycera alba prefers sediments with a median grain size of 50 to 250 µm but is also found in coarser sediments (up to 500 µm). The species furthermore tends to prefer sediments with a mud content of 10-20%. The high relative occurrence in sediments with a mud content of 40-50% is considered unreliable. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130116
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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). Glycera alba (O.F. Müller, 1776). 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=130116 on 2014-04-21