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Sigalion mathildae Audouin & Milne Edwards in Cuvier, 1830

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. (1832). Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris. Sér. 1, 27: 337-447., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29379#page/341/mode/1up [details]   
Description A bristle worm with a sturdy, elongate body with numerous segments and a maximum length of 150
mm. The worm is dorsally...  
Description A bristle worm with a sturdy, elongate body with numerous segments and a maximum length of 150
mm. The worm is dorsally covered with soft scales (elytra) whose outer edges feature a characteristic fringe consisting of pinnate papillae. The head bears three minute antennae (two lateral ones and one in the middle) and two pairs of small eyes. [details]

Distribution The distribution of Sigalion mathildae was in both periods more or less limited to the western coastal zone, where...  
Distribution The distribution of Sigalion mathildae was in both periods more or less limited to the western coastal zone, where densities up to 20 (1976-1986 period) and 200 ind./m2 (1994-2001 period) were observed. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Sigalion mathildae Audouin & Milne Edwards in Cuvier, 1830. 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=131072 on 2018-04-20
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Sigalion mathildae Audouin & Milne Edwards in Cuvier, 1830. Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131072 on 2018-04-20
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original description Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. (1832). Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris. Sér. 1, 27: 337-447., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29379#page/341/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record 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 Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [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 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 McIntosh, W.C. 1900. A monograph of British Annelids. vol.1. pt.2. Polychaeta Amphinomidae to Sigalionidae. Ray Society of London, 1(l2): 215-442., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/118768#page/11/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K.; Granados-Barba, A.; Solís-Weiss, V. (2009). Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp (eds.). Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://goo.gl/auMxy9 [details]   

additional source 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 

context source (Deepsea) Census of Marine Life (2012). SYNDEEP: Towards a first global synthesis of biodiversity, biogeography and ecosystem function in the deep sea. Unpublished data (datasetID: 38), available online at http://www.comlsecretariat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/SYNDEEP-Towards-a-first-global-synthesis-of-biodiversity-biogeography-and-ecosystem-function-in-the-deep-sea-Eva-Ramirez-Llodra-et-al..pdf [details]   
From other sources
Description A bristle worm with a sturdy, elongate body with numerous segments and a maximum length of 150
mm. The worm is dorsally covered with soft scales (elytra) whose outer edges feature a characteristic fringe consisting of pinnate papillae. The head bears three minute antennae (two lateral ones and one in the middle) and two pairs of small eyes. [details]

Distribution The distribution of Sigalion mathildae was in both periods more or less limited to the western coastal zone, where densities up to 20 (1976-1986 period) and 200 ind./m2 (1994-2001 period) were observed. [details]

Habitat Sigalion mathildae prefers a very specifically defined sediment type characterised by fine-grained sediments (median grain size 150 to 250 μm) and the presence of a low mud content (maximum 20%). [details]