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 http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/96641#page/7/mode/1up
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.) (2019). 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 2019-06-16
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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 http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/96641#page/7/mode/1up
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. Anales del Instituto de Biologia, Mexico, 29(1/2): 219-301.
page(s): 240, fig. 7 [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.). <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]   

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]