WoRMS taxon details

Anguillosyllis Day, 1963

325027  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325027)

accepted
Genus
Anguillosyllis capensis Day, 1963 (type by original designation)
Braniella Hartman, 1965 (subjective synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, John H. (1963). The polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 8: New species and records from grab samples and dredgings. <em>Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Series Zoology.</em> 10(7): 381-445., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2253177
page(s): 400 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology The name of the genus Anguillosyllis refers probably to the resemblance of the anterior region of the worm, with a pair of...  
Etymology The name of the genus Anguillosyllis refers probably to the resemblance of the anterior region of the worm, with a pair of large pointed palps fused for half their length, with the head of an ell (Anguilla).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Anguillosyllis Day, 1963. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325027 on 2019-10-16
Date
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2014-03-05 21:36:45Z
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2017-01-19 11:28:17Z
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original description Day, John H. (1963). The polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 8: New species and records from grab samples and dredgings. <em>Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Series Zoology.</em> 10(7): 381-445., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2253177
page(s): 400 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Braniella Hartman, 1965) Hartman, Olga. (1965). Deep-water benthic polychaetous annelids off New England to Bermuda and other North Atlantic areas. <em>Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation.</em> 28: 1-384., available online at http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll82/id/20299
page(s): 72-73 [details]   

additional source Aguado, M. T.; San Martin, G.; Siddall, M. E. 2012. Systematics and evolution of syllids (Annelida, Syllidae). Cladistics 28(3): 234-250., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00377.x [details]   

redescription Aguado, M.T.; San Martín, G. (2008). Re-description of some enigmatic genera of Syllidae (Phyllodocida: Polychaeta). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 88(01): 35-56., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002531540800026X
page(s): 36 [details]   

identification resource Barroso, Rômulo; De Paiva, Paulo Cesar; Nogueira, João Miguel De Matos; Fukuda, Marcelo Veronesi. (2017). Deep sea Syllidae (Annelida, Phyllodocida) from Southwestern Atlantic. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4221(4): 401–430., available online at http://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4221.4.1
page(s): 422; note: has key for species [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Classification Anguillosyllis has intermediate morphological characteristics between Exogoninae and Eusyllinae according to Aguado & San Martín (2008) [details]

Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 400): ''Prostomium with 3 minute antennae and a pair of large pointed palps fused for half their length. A single pair of minute tentacular cirri. Pharynx straight, unarmed. Dorsal cirri long but not annulated. Ventral cirri present. Setigerous lobe of the parapodium with a contractile dorsal projection. Setae compound and falcigerous.''

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Etymology The name of the genus Anguillosyllis refers probably to the resemblance of the anterior region of the worm, with a pair of large pointed palps fused for half their length, with the head of an ell (Anguilla).  [details]

Identification Aguado & San Martín (2008) provide a dichotomic key for the species of the genus.  [details]