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Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776)

130537  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130537)

accepted
Species
Scoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776) (superseded nominal subgenus)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Description Bristle worm measuring up to 120 mm long. The head part is pointed without any visible appendages.
The rest of the body...  
Description Bristle worm measuring up to 120 mm long. The head part is pointed without any visible appendages.
The rest of the body consists of numerous segments and can be subdivided into two regions; the central region (segment 12-22) is flattened whereas the posterior region is long and semicylindrical. Gills are present from segment 9 onwards. Colour: orange to deep red. [details]

Distribution Scoloplos armiger is a widely spread species that was only found scarcely in the eastern coastal zone (1994-2001 period)....  
Distribution Scoloplos armiger is a widely spread species that was only found scarcely in the eastern coastal zone (1994-2001 period). In the same period the species was mainly distributed near the western coastal zone, the Flemish and Zeeland Banks, where the species reached a very high distribution frequency. The distribution frequency on the Zeeland Banks was remarkably lower. High densities were recorded in both periods: up to 5,000 ind./m2 (1994-2001 period). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776). 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=130537 on 2018-06-18
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776). Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130537 on 2018-06-18
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2007-08-03 23:39:31Z
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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]   

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 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 Pettibone, M.H. 1952 MS. Checklist of Polychaeta of New England region. 32 p. [details]   

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [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 Eisig, Hugo. (1914). Zur Systematik, Anatomie und Morphologie der Ariciiden nebst Beiträgen zur generellen Systematik. Mitteilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel. 21(6): 153-600, plates 10-27., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/181156#page/179/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Fauvel, P. (1927). Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. Faune de France Volume 16. Paul Lechevalier. Paris. 1-494., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/P.FAUVEL(FdeFr16)Polychetes-sendentaires.pdf [details]   

additional source Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13358 [details]   

additional source McIntosh, W.C. 1910. A monograph of the British annelids. Polychaeta. Syllidae to Ariciidae. Ray Society of London, 2(2): 233-524., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/monographBritis2McIn [details]   

additional source Webster, Henry E. and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries. 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

redescription Zhadan, A. E. 1998. [Taxonomy of the genus Scoloplos (Orbiniidae) in the White, Barents and North Seas]. Zoologicheskii zhurnal, 77(2): 177-190, 7 figures, 2 tables. [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  (ofScoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776)) Blake, J.A. 1996. Family Orbiniidae Hartman, 1942. pages 1-26. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul H. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 6 - The Annelida Part 3. Polychaeta: Orbiniidae to Cossuridae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara [details]   

additional source  (ofScoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776)) Bleidorn, Christoph, Kruse, Inken, Albrecht, Sylvia and Bartolomaeus, Thomas 2006. Mitochondrial sequence data expose the putative cosmopolitan polychaete Scoloplos armiger (Annelida, Orbiniidae) as a species complex. BMC-Evolutionary Biology 6(47): unpaginated (13). [details]   

additional source  (ofScoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776)) Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source  (ofScoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776)) Luttikhuizen, Pieternella C.; Bol, Anneke; Cardoso, Joana F.M.F.; Dekker, Rob. 2011. Overlapping distributions of cryptic Scoloplos cf. armiger species in the western Wadden Sea. Journal of Sea Research 66(3): 231-237.  [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Morton B. & Morton JE. (1983). The sea shore ecology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. [details]   
 
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From other sources
Description Bristle worm measuring up to 120 mm long. The head part is pointed without any visible appendages.
The rest of the body consists of numerous segments and can be subdivided into two regions; the central region (segment 12-22) is flattened whereas the posterior region is long and semicylindrical. Gills are present from segment 9 onwards. Colour: orange to deep red. [details]

Distribution Scoloplos armiger is a widely spread species that was only found scarcely in the eastern coastal zone (1994-2001 period). In the same period the species was mainly distributed near the western coastal zone, the Flemish and Zeeland Banks, where the species reached a very high distribution frequency. The distribution frequency on the Zeeland Banks was remarkably lower. High densities were recorded in both periods: up to 5,000 ind./m2 (1994-2001 period). [details]

Habitat Scoloplos armiger is found in all sediment types but prefers sediments with a median grain size of 200 to 350 μm that are enriched with mud (mud content up to 40%). The relative occurrence of the species in such sediments exceeds 50%. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch wapenworm  [details]
German bewehrter Pfahlwurm  [details]