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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetus serpens Allen, 1904 
AphiaID: 130711

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 editorSpionida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetus
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilochaetus Claparède, 1875
Source 
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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface grazer [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (5 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (5 nucleotides; 0 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 other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription An elongated, cylindrical body up to 55mm long with a small, spherical head surrounded by long tentacles. The first segments are directed forward and bear long hair-like bristles. The shape of the parapodial flaps depends on their location on the body. The colour ranges from red (anterior end) over dark green to black with white patches (posterior end). Digs U-shaped burrows. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Poecilochaetus serpens was in both periods found across the Flemish, Zeeland and Hinder Banks as well as across the western coastal zone. However, the relative frequency of occurrence in both periods was low. Poecilochaetus serpens reached densities up to 300 ind./m2 (1994-2001 period). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Poecilochaetus serpens is found in sediments with a median grain size between 150 and 550 µm. The species does not tend to have a clear preference and never reaches a relative occurrence exceeding 20%. Contrary to the median grain size, the mud content does play a decisive role in the habitat preference: Poecilochaetus serpens prefers sediments with low mud contents (maximum 30%). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130711
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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). Poecilochaetus serpens Allen, 1904. 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=130711 on 2014-10-22