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Polychaeta name details

Polydora brachycephala Hartman, 1936

338507  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338507)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hartman, O. (1936). New species of Spionidae (Annelida Polychaeta) from the coast of California. <em>University of California Publications in Zoology.</em> 41(6): 45-52.
page(s): 48-49, figs. 3-5 [details]   
Note Pacific Ocean, USA, California, Sonoma County,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Pacific Ocean, USA, California, Sonoma County, sandy mud flats of the southern end of the Bodega Lagoon (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 38.318º, long. -123.045º). [details]
Depth range Intertidal to shallow subtidal.   
Depth range Intertidal to shallow subtidal.  [details]

Distribution Pacific coast of California (USA): one mile inland from the mouth of Stempell Creek, in Estero de San Antonio, and Drakes...  
Distribution Pacific coast of California (USA): one mile inland from the mouth of Stempell Creek, in Estero de San Antonio, and Drakes Estero (Marin County); Bodega Lagoon (Sonoma County); north side of Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet brachycephala is composed by the Greek prefix brachy-, meaning 'short', and the Greek noun...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet brachycephala is composed by the Greek prefix brachy-, meaning 'short', and the Greek noun kephale, meaning 'head', and presumably refers to the ''broad, truncate prostomium'' of the species (Hartman, 1936: 48).  [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed.  
Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Polydora brachycephala Hartman, 1936. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338507 on 2019-10-16
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original description Hartman, O. (1936). New species of Spionidae (Annelida Polychaeta) from the coast of California. <em>University of California Publications in Zoology.</em> 41(6): 45-52.
page(s): 48-49, figs. 3-5 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

source of synonymy Pettibone, Marian H. 1954. Marine polychaete worms from Point Barrow, Alaska, with aditional records from the North Atlantic and North Pacific. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 103(3324): 203-356., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15697820
page(s): 280-281, fig. 32 l-q; note: as Polydora caulleryi [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype USNM 20215, geounit California [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal to shallow subtidal.  [details]

Distribution Pacific coast of California (USA): one mile inland from the mouth of Stempell Creek, in Estero de San Antonio, and Drakes Estero (Marin County); Bodega Lagoon (Sonoma County); north side of Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet brachycephala is composed by the Greek prefix brachy-, meaning 'short', and the Greek noun kephale, meaning 'head', and presumably refers to the ''broad, truncate prostomium'' of the species (Hartman, 1936: 48).  [details]

Habitat In intertidal mud and sandy mud flats. Also found one mile inland in a tidal stream with varying salinity, ''where the worms construct deep, vertical burrows, extending through a thick layer of 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) of sandy clay to a very hard clay substrate which the worms penetrate with difficulty'' (Hartman, 1936: 48).  [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]

Type locality Pacific Ocean, USA, California, Sonoma County, sandy mud flats of the southern end of the Bodega Lagoon (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 38.318º, long. -123.045º). [details]