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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOwenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 
AphiaID: 130544

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 editorCanalipalpata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOweniidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOwenia
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOwenia Delle Chiaje, 1844
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOwenia Delle Chiaje, 1844
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Vernacular
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Language   Name 
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspindelförmige Owenie  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]
detritus feeder [details]
filter feeder [details]
suspension feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlanktonNet Image 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (308 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (95 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (315 nucleotides; 303 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 editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Delle Chiaje, 1844. [Tome 8 and plates 174-181 were published in 1844 according to Sherborn] [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPublication date 1844. [Tome 8 and plates 174-181 were published in 1844 according to Sherborn] [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Tube-living bristle worm with a cylindrical body up to 100 mm long. The head features a crown of six
short, branched and membraneous gills. The segments number 30 and differ in length. The flexible
tube of cemented sand grains and shell fragments is longer than the worm itself. The worm is able to
withdraw from the end protruding from the sediment surface, which subsequently bends down. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Owenia fusiformis has a limited distribution on the Belgian part of the North Sea: in both periods the species was only observed in the near-coastal zone with the exception of eastern coastal zone. Whereas O. fusiformis was only found in low densities in the 1976-1986 period (maximum 15 ind./m2), densities up to 500 ind./m2 were recorded in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Although Owenia fusiformis can be found in fine to coarse sediments (150 to 500 µm) the species only reaches a high relative occurrence in the finer sediments. Sediment has to contain mud to be suitable for O. fusiformis. The highest relative occurrence is reached in sediments with a mud content of 10 to 40%. Owenia fusiformis does not occur in sediments with a mud content exceeding 40%. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130544
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Macrobel (2014). Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844. 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=130544 on 2014-10-30