MACROBEL
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf
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Macrobel taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833)

131074  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131074)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The dorsal side is covered with overlapping...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The dorsal side is covered with overlapping scales (elytra). The shape of the elytra varies from round, reniform to cordiform depending on the body part. They are usually covered with papillae. The body is long (up to 200 mm) and has numerous segments; dorsal side is convex, ventral side is flattened. The dorsal side has a light grey, yellowish or brownish colour with red to black transverse bands. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Sthenelais boa has a limited distribution on...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Sthenelais boa 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 the eastern coastal zone. Whereas S. boa was only found in low densities in the 1976-1986 period (maximum 12 ind./m2) densities up to 250 ind./m2 were recorded in the 1994-2001 period. [details]
Fauchald, K.; Bellan, G. (2008). Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131074 on 2017-12-13

Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2007-01-25 09:20:00Z
checked
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed

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 Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds). (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp. [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 Fauvel, P. (1923). Polychètes errantes. Faune de France. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris. 5: 1-488., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/  [details]   

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Malmgren, A. J. (1866). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm. 22(5): 355-410., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/369/mode/1up [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 Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 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. 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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 

context source (HKRMS) Thompson, G.B. & Shin, P.K.S. (1983) Sewage pollution and the infaunal benthos of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The dorsal side is covered with overlapping scales (elytra). The shape of the elytra varies from round, reniform to cordiform depending on the body part. They are usually covered with papillae. The body is long (up to 200 mm) and has numerous segments; dorsal side is convex, ventral side is flattened. The dorsal side has a light grey, yellowish or brownish colour with red to black transverse bands. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Sthenelais boa 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 the eastern coastal zone. Whereas S. boa was only found in low densities in the 1976-1986 period (maximum 12 ind./m2) densities up to 250 ind./m2 were recorded in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Sthenelais boa prefers fine-grained sediments with a median grain size of 150 to 250 μm. The species is nevertheless also found in finer and coarser sediments (up to 500 μm). Preference is given to sediments that are to some extent enriched with mud (maximum 40%). The highest relative occurrence (60%) is reached in sediments with a mud content of 10-20%. [details]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]