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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833) 
AphiaID: 131074

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 editorErrantia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphroditiformia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSigalionidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais boa
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenelais Kinberg, 1856
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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (56 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1014 nucleotides; 3 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
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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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131074
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-01-25 09:20:00Z  checked  Barnich, Ruth
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Fauchald, K. (2014). Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833). 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=131074 on 2014-12-19