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Polychaeta taxon details

Namalycastis borealis Glasby, 1999

329425  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:329425)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Glasby, C.J. (1999). The Namanereidinae (Polychaeta: Nereididae). Part 1. Taxonomy and phylogeny. <em>Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement.</em> 25: 1-129., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0812-7387.25.1999.1354
page(s): 37-39, figs. 1c, 12a-g, 13, table 4 [details]   
Holotype  USNM 52926, geounit North Carolina  
Holotype USNM 52926, geounit North Carolina [details]
Note Atlantic coast of the USA, North Carolina,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Atlantic coast of the USA, North Carolina, Beaufort, Pivers Island, near fishing pier, intertidal, muddy sand and shell fragments (there seems to be an error in the provided geocoordinates 34º43'N 76º44'W; correct geocoordinates estimated to be approximately lat. 34.718º, long. -76.671º).  [details]
Depth range Intertidal.   
Depth range Intertidal.  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA: from North Carolina (Beaufort) to Florida. Bahamas. Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mississippi)....  
Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA: from North Carolina (Beaufort) to Florida. Bahamas. Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mississippi). Caribbean Sea (Aruba; Belize, Bonaire, Grand Cayman; Mexico). Atlantic coast of Hispaniola.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet borealis, Latin adjective meaning 'northern', refers to the more northerly distribution of the species...  
Etymology The specific epithet borealis, Latin adjective meaning 'northern', refers to the more northerly distribution of the species in the Americas when compared to the similar Namalycastis abiuma sp. group.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Namalycastis borealis Glasby, 1999. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=329425 on 2019-12-13
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Glasby, C.J. (1999). The Namanereidinae (Polychaeta: Nereididae). Part 1. Taxonomy and phylogeny. <em>Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement.</em> 25: 1-129., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0812-7387.25.1999.1354
page(s): 37-39, figs. 1c, 12a-g, 13, table 4 [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]   

additional source Conde-Vela, V. M. (2013). <em>Namalycastis occulta</em> n. sp. and a new record of <em>N. borealis</em> (Polychaeta: Nereididae: Namanereidinae) from the Northwestern Caribbean Sea. <i>Zootaxa</i>. 3721(5): 475., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3721.5.3
page(s): 482 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype USNM 52926, geounit North Carolina [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal.  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA: from North Carolina (Beaufort) to Florida. Bahamas. Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Mississippi). Caribbean Sea (Aruba; Belize, Bonaire, Grand Cayman; Mexico). Atlantic coast of Hispaniola.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet borealis, Latin adjective meaning 'northern', refers to the more northerly distribution of the species in the Americas when compared to the similar Namalycastis abiuma sp. group.  [details]

Habitat Found intertidally from muddy sand and shell fragments. The species is commonly found associated with decaying vegetation in brackish coastal areas of variable salinity. According to Glasby (1999) in the northern range of its distribution the species has been found under the bark of dead pine trees, under seaweed drift with earthworms, and under a log in the Spartina zone, while in the south region of its range (Belize) it was found in the mangrove zone associated with rotting mangrove tree branches together with Namanereis amboinensis.  [details]

Type locality Atlantic coast of the USA, North Carolina, Beaufort, Pivers Island, near fishing pier, intertidal, muddy sand and shell fragments (there seems to be an error in the provided geocoordinates 34º43'N 76º44'W; correct geocoordinates estimated to be approximately lat. 34.718º, long. -76.671º).  [details]