WoRMS taxon details

Branchiosyllis oculata Ehlers, 1887

231877  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:231877)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ehlers, Ernst. (1887). Reports on the results of dredging, under the direction of L. F. Pourtalès, during the years 1868-1870, and of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico (1877-78), and in the Caribbean Sea (1878-79), in the U.S. Coast Survey steamer "Blake", Lieut-Com. C. D. Sigsbee, U.S.N. and Commander J. R. Bartlett, U.S.N., commanding. XXXI. Report on the Annelids. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 15: vi & 335 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30734338
page(s): 148-151, plate 39 figs. 1-7 [details]   
Type locality contained in Florida Keys  
type locality contained in Florida Keys [details]
Note Key West, Florida, USA, Straits of Florida,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Key West, Florida, USA, Straits of Florida, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 24.54°, -81.82°). [details]
Depth range Intertidal to 50 m.  
Depth range Intertidal to 50 m. [details]

Distribution Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.  
Distribution Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet oculata is a Latin adjective meaning 'having eyes', as refers presumably to the shape of...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet oculata is a Latin adjective meaning 'having eyes', as refers presumably to the shape of the eyes of the species, unique according to Ehlers (1887: 148, 149): "oculis 4, anticis magnis convexis, posticis minutissimis; [...] abweichend dagegen ist die Augenbildung insofern als die vorderen an den Vorderecken des Kopflappens stehend gross sind und eine convex gewölbte, fast Cornea-ähnlich erscheinende Oberfläche besitzen, während die unmittelbar dahinter stehenden nur schwer erkennbare punktförmige dunkle Pigmentflecke sind" ["4 eyes, anterior big and convex, posterior minute; (...) on the other hand, the eye formation is different (from Syllis) in that the anterior ones are large and located at the anterior corners of the head-lobe, and have a convexly curved, almost cornea-like surface, while ones pair immediately behind them are hardly recognizable punctate dark spots of pigment"]. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta database. Branchiosyllis oculata Ehlers, 1887. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=231877 on 2021-01-26
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2006-07-13 10:07:35Z
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original description Ehlers, Ernst. (1887). Reports on the results of dredging, under the direction of L. F. Pourtalès, during the years 1868-1870, and of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico (1877-78), and in the Caribbean Sea (1878-79), in the U.S. Coast Survey steamer "Blake", Lieut-Com. C. D. Sigsbee, U.S.N. and Commander J. R. Bartlett, U.S.N., commanding. XXXI. Report on the Annelids. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 15: vi & 335 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30734338
page(s): 148-151, plate 39 figs. 1-7 [details]   

basis of record Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Hartman, O. (1942). A review of the types of polychaetous annelids at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University. <em>Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection, Yale University.</em> 8(1): 1-98. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Rioja, Enrique. (1958). Estudios anelidologicos. XXII. Datos para el conocimiento de la fauna de anelidos poliquetos de las costas orientales de Mexico. <em>Anales del Instituto de Biologia, Mexico.</em> 29(1/2): 219-301.
page(s): 240, fig. 7 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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.). <em>Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity.</em> Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas., available online at https://books.google.es/books?id=CphA8hiwaFIC&lpg=PR1&pg=PA751 [details]   

redescription San Martín, Guillermo; Álvarez-Campos, Patricia; Aguado, María Teresa. (2013). The genus <i>Branchiosyllis</i> Ehlers, 1887 (Annelida, Syllidae, Syllinae) from off the American coasts, with the description of a new species from Venezuela. <em>Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences.</em> 8(3): 166-179., available online at http://www.panamjas.org/pdf_artigos/PANAMJAS_8(3)_166-179.pdf
page(s): 172-173, figs. 5A-D, 6A-H [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype MCZ ANNa-844, geounit Key West [details]
Syntype YPM YPMNH 6745, geounit Key West [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal to 50 m. [details]

Distribution Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet oculata is a Latin adjective meaning 'having eyes', as refers presumably to the shape of the eyes of the species, unique according to Ehlers (1887: 148, 149): "oculis 4, anticis magnis convexis, posticis minutissimis; [...] abweichend dagegen ist die Augenbildung insofern als die vorderen an den Vorderecken des Kopflappens stehend gross sind und eine convex gewölbte, fast Cornea-ähnlich erscheinende Oberfläche besitzen, während die unmittelbar dahinter stehenden nur schwer erkennbare punktförmige dunkle Pigmentflecke sind" ["4 eyes, anterior big and convex, posterior minute; (...) on the other hand, the eye formation is different (from Syllis) in that the anterior ones are large and located at the anterior corners of the head-lobe, and have a convexly curved, almost cornea-like surface, while ones pair immediately behind them are hardly recognizable punctate dark spots of pigment"]. [details]

Habitat Sponges, dead corals, algae, hydrozoans, sand, in shallow water.  [details]

Type locality Key West, Florida, USA, Straits of Florida, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 24.54°, -81.82°). [details]