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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephtys cirrosa (Ehlers, 1868) 
AphiaID: 130357

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 editorPhyllodocida incertae sedis > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephtyidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephtys > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephtys cirrosa
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephtys Cuvier, 1817
Source 
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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  carnivore [details]
predator [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (6 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 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 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 Medium-sized (up to 100 mm) free-living bristle worms with a flattened body. The small head bears an eversible proboscis with papillae, horny jaws and four short antennae. The species distinguishes itself from other Nephtys species by typical parapodial flaps and a branchial cirrus that, on the last parapodia, is as long as the gill. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods Nephtys cirrosa was widely spread on the Belgian part of the North Sea, where the species was observed from the coastal zone to the open sea in rather large quantities and with a high frequency of occurrence. Maximum density of N. cirrosa in the 1976-1986 period was 100 ind./m2 whereas densities up to 1,000 ind./m2 were recorded in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Nephtys cirrosa is found in sediments with a median grain size of 250 to 550 μm and reaches a very high relative occurrence (> 80%). However, N. cirrosa can also be found in finer and coarser sediments. The species is observed in mud-poor sediments as well as in mud-rich sediments, but nevertheless displays a slight preference for low mud content levels (< 10%). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130357
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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). Nephtys cirrosa (Ehlers, 1868). 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=130357 on 2014-12-26