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Macrobel taxon details

Nephtys cirrosa Ehlers, 1868

130357  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130357)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ehlers, Ernst. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Volume 2: i-xx, 269-748, plates XII-XXIV. Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162 [details]   
Description Medium-sized (up to 100 mm) free-living bristle worms with a flattened body. The small head bears an eversible proboscis...  
Description 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]

Distribution In both periods Nephtys cirrosa was widely spread on the Belgian part of the North Sea, where the species was observed from...  
Distribution 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]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Nephtys cirrosa Ehlers, 1868. Accessed through: Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel) at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130357 on 2018-05-22
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Nephtys cirrosa Ehlers, 1868. Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130357 on 2018-05-22
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original description Ehlers, Ernst. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Volume 2: i-xx, 269-748, plates XII-XXIV. Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162 [details]   

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2. 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

redescription Jirkov, I.A. (2001). [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] (In Russian) Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Yanus-K Press, Moscow, 632 pp., available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259865957_Jirkov_2001_Polychaeta_of_the_North_Polar_Basin [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

redescription Vieitez, J.M.; M.A.; Alós, C.; Parapar, J.; Besteiro, C.; Moreira, J.; Nunez, J.; Laborda, J.; and San Martin, G. (2004). Annelida Polychaeta I. Fauna Iberica. Ramos, M.A. et al (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Vol. 25:1-530 [sections separate authorship not recognised here]. [details]   

redescription Ravara, Ascensão ; Cunha, Marina R. ; Pleijel, Fredrik 2010: Nephtyidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from southern Europe. Zootaxa 2682: 1-68. , available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02682p068.pdf
page(s): 41 [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From other sources
Description 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]

Distribution 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]

Habitat 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]