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Macrobel taxon details

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Scoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776) (superseded nominal subgenus)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
(of ) Müller, O.F. (1776). <em>Zoologiæ Danicæ Prodromus, seu Animalium Daniæ et Norvegiæ indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium.</em> Havniæ [Copenhagen]: Hallageri. xxxii + 274 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
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.) (2019). 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 2019-12-10
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 2019-12-10
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2007-08-03 23:39:31Z
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original description  (of ) Müller, O.F. (1776). <em>Zoologiæ Danicæ Prodromus, seu Animalium Daniæ et Norvegiæ indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium.</em> Havniæ [Copenhagen]: Hallageri. xxxii + 274 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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]   

context source (BeRMS 2020) Bio-environmental research group; Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries research (ILVO), Belgium; (2015): Macrobenthos monitoring in function of the Water Framework Directive in the period 2007-2009. [details]   

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

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, Harrison Edwin and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. <em>U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries.</em> 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 Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 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]. <em>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.</em> 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Pettibone, M. H. (1952). Checklist of Polychaeta of New England region. 1-32. [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]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 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. <em>Mitteilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel.</em> 21(6): 153-600, plates 10-27., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47117118 [details]   

additional source Fauvel, P. (1927). Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. <em>Faune de France Volume 16. Paul Lechevalier. Paris.</em> 1-494., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/P.FAUVEL(FdeFr16)Polychetes-sendentaires.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 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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]