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

130359  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130359)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste de. (1818). [USE FOR POLYCHAETA = Vol. 5. Annelides of ...] Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, préséntant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; precedes d'une Introduction offrant la determination des caracteres essentiels de l`Animal, sa distinction du vegetal et desautres corps naturels, enfin, l'Exposition des Principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie]. Paris, Deterville, 612 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12886879
page(s): 314 [details]   
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...  
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...  
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]
Bellan, G. (2008). Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). 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 2018-01-17

Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2008-05-06 14:28:45Z
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2008-07-16 08:06:51Z
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original description Lamarck, Jean Baptiste de. (1818). [USE FOR POLYCHAETA = Vol. 5. Annelides of ...] Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, préséntant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; precedes d'une Introduction offrant la determination des caracteres essentiels de l`Animal, sa distinction du vegetal et desautres corps naturels, enfin, l'Exposition des Principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie]. Paris, Deterville, 612 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12886879
page(s): 314 [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 Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

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): 45 [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
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]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]