WoRMS taxon details

Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868)

157496  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157496)

accepted
Species
Neanthes caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) (based on a misidentification)
Nereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868 (superseded original combination)
Nereis caudata (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) (based on a misidentification)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Nereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868) Ehlers, E. H. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. <em>Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig.</em> 2: 269-748, plates XII-XXIV., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162
page(s): 552; note: Naples specimens. No link made to N. caudata sensu Delle Chiaje, also Naples [details]   
Type locality contained in Gulf of Naples  
type locality contained in Gulf of Naples [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Taxonomy Neanthes caudata is a recombination of apparently the oldest name (Spio caudatus) but Neanthes acuminata is the current...  
Taxonomy Neanthes caudata is a recombination of apparently the oldest name (Spio caudatus) but Neanthes acuminata is the current valid scientific name because delle Chiaje's usage in 1827 was not a homonym but simply a misidentification of Spio caudatus Lamarck, 1818.
There is unresolved speciation present. According to Reish et al (2014:271) "The polychaete Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex is cosmopolitan in distribution and comprises at least four species (Weinberg et al., 1990). Neanthes acuminata is the only valid scientific name for this group. It is known by this name from New England to North Carolina (Day, 1973). The southern California population was initially referred to the European species N. caudata (delle Chiaje, 1841) (Reish, 1957), which was later considered a synonym of N. arenaceodentata Moore, 1903 by Pettibone (1963). This name was applied to the California population by Reish and Alosi (1968), but Day (1973) considered both N. caudata and N. arenaceodentata synonyms of N. acuminata. Neanthes cricognatha (Ehlers, 1904), also considered part of the complex, is known from India and Hong Kong (Fauvel, 1950) and Australia and New Zealand."  [details]

Distribution Acadian, north side of Cape Cod to Newfoundland  
Distribution Acadian, north side of Cape Cod to Newfoundland [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157496 on 2019-07-16
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2005-05-23 07:30:30Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description  (of Nereis (Neanthioides) bolivari Rioja, 1918) Rioja, Enrique. (1918). Datos para le conocimiento de la fauna de anelidos poliquetos del cantabrico (2nd parte). <em>Trabajos del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturale. Serie zoológica.</em> 37: 1-99., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13722697
page(s): 67 [details]   

original description  (of Spio caudatus sensu Delle Chiaje, 1827) Delle Chiaje, Stefano 1825 [-1827]. [POLYCHAETA context. Vol.2] Memorie sulla storia e notomia degli animali senza vertebre del Regno di Napoli: Volume 2. 185-444. Stamperia delle Societa Tipografica, Napoli., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40280#7
page(s): 426, 432-433; note: usage of Spio caudatus Lamarck, misidentified [details]   

original description  (of Nereis acuminata Ehlers, 1868) Ehlers, E. H. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. <em>Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig.</em> 2: 269-748, plates XII-XXIV., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162
page(s): 552; note: Naples specimens. No link made to N. caudata sensu Delle Chiaje, also Naples [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628. [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 http://goo.gl/auMxy9 [details]   

status source Reish, Donald J.; Anderson, Frank E.; Horn, Kevin M.; Hardege, Jörg. (2014). Molecular phylogenetics of the Neanthes acuminata (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex. <em>Memoirs of Museum Victoria.</em> 71, 271-278., available online at http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/books-and-journals/journals/memoirs-of-museum-victoria/2010-2019/2014-vol-71/reish-anderson-horn-and-hardege/
page(s): 271; note: Report Neanthes acuminata represents a multispecies complex [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Neanthes caudata is a recombination of apparently the oldest name (Spio caudatus) but Neanthes acuminata is the current valid scientific name because delle Chiaje's usage in 1827 was not a homonym but simply a misidentification of Spio caudatus Lamarck, 1818.
There is unresolved speciation present. According to Reish et al (2014:271) "The polychaete Neanthes acuminata (Ehlers, 1868) (Annelida: Nereididae) species complex is cosmopolitan in distribution and comprises at least four species (Weinberg et al., 1990). Neanthes acuminata is the only valid scientific name for this group. It is known by this name from New England to North Carolina (Day, 1973). The southern California population was initially referred to the European species N. caudata (delle Chiaje, 1841) (Reish, 1957), which was later considered a synonym of N. arenaceodentata Moore, 1903 by Pettibone (1963). This name was applied to the California population by Reish and Alosi (1968), but Day (1973) considered both N. caudata and N. arenaceodentata synonyms of N. acuminata. Neanthes cricognatha (Ehlers, 1904), also considered part of the complex, is known from India and Hong Kong (Fauvel, 1950) and Australia and New Zealand."  [details]

From other sources
Distribution Acadian, north side of Cape Cod to Newfoundland [details]
 

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Japanese ヒメゴカイ [from synonym]  [details]