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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 
AphiaID: 130359

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
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  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (68 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (17 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 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Large (up to 200 mm) robust free-living bristle worms with a flattened body. The small head features
an eversible proboscis with papillae, horny jaws and four short antennae. The dorsal parapodial flaps have a clearly visible papilla-like projection. It is pink to flesh-coloured; the gills are red. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Although Nephtys hombergii can be found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, the species chiefly occurs in the near-coastal zone. In the 1976-1986 period the densities did not exceed 100 ind./m2 whereas densities of more than 300 ind./m2 were observed in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Nephtys hombergii prefers fine sediments: in sediments with a median grain size less than 50 µm the
species reaches a relative occurrence of > 90%. The higher the median grain size, the lower the relative occurrence. Nephtys hombergii is no longer found in sediments with a median grain size exceeding 500 µm. Although N. hombergii can be found in sediments with both high and low mud content, the general trend is that the relative occurrence increases as the mud content increases. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130359
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-05-06 14:28:45Z  changed  Appeltans, Ward
2008-07-16 08:06:51Z  checked  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Macrobel (2014). Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818. 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=130359 on 2014-07-26