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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776) 
AphiaID: 130537

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 editorSedentaria > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplos
Status alternate representation
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScoloplos Blainville, 1828
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwapenworm  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbewehrter Pfahlwurm  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder [details]
deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStoecharthrum giardi Caullery & Mesnil, 1899 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (51 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (151 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (921 nucleotides; 81 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Macrozoobenthos communities of Svalbard 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat 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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130537
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-08-03 23:39:31Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Fauchald, K.; Bellan, G. (2013). Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2013) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130537 on 2014-04-16