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Pseudomonocelis ophiocephala (Schmidt, 1861) Meixner, 1943

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143566  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:143566)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Monocelis ophiocephala Schmidt, 1861) Schmidt, O. (1861). Untersuchungen ueber Turbellarien von Corfu und Cephalonia, nebst Nachträgen zu früheren Arbeiten. <em>Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 11: 1-30, 4 plates.
page(s): 24, t. 4, f. 3-5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Ionian Sea  
type locality contained in Ionian Sea [details]
Distribution The distribution records are for the entire species complex (see Casu & Curini-Galletti, 2006), so those of P....  
Distribution The distribution records are for the entire species complex (see Casu & Curini-Galletti, 2006), so those of P. ophiocephala s.s., P. caputanguis, P. caputdraconis and P. caputserpentis. Which distribution records are from the latter three species can be found under the entries of those three cryptic species. [details]

Distribution A very common and widespread species in lower intertidal habitats of the Mediterranean, in well-sorted, medium-to-coarse sand.  
Distribution A very common and widespread species in lower intertidal habitats of the Mediterranean, in well-sorted, medium-to-coarse sand. [details]
Tyler, S., Artois, T.; Schilling, S.; Hooge, M.; Bush, L.F. (eds) (2006-2022). World List of turbellarian worms: Acoelomorpha, Catenulida, Rhabditophora. Pseudomonocelis ophiocephala (Schmidt, 1861) Meixner, 1943. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=143566 on 2022-12-09
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original description  (of Monocelis ophiocephala Schmidt, 1861) Schmidt, O. (1861). Untersuchungen ueber Turbellarien von Corfu und Cephalonia, nebst Nachträgen zu früheren Arbeiten. <em>Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 11: 1-30, 4 plates.
page(s): 24, t. 4, f. 3-5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Faubel, A.; Noreña, C. (2001). Turbellaria, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 123-136 (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Ax, P. (1959). Zur Systematik Oekologie und Tiergeographie der Turbellarienfauna in den ponto-kaspischen Brackwassermeeren. <em>Zoologisher Jahrbucherabteilung fur Systematik, Geographie und Biologie de Tierre.</em> 87: 43-184. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Schockaert, E. R.; Martens, P. M. (1987). Turbellaria from Somalia 4. The genus Pseudomonocelis Meixner, 1943. <em>Monitore Zoologico Italiano.</em> 9: 101-115. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Murina, G.-V., 1981. Notes on the biology of some psammophile Turbellaria of the Black Sea. Hydrobiologia, 84: 129-130 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Curini-Galletti, M.; Casu, M. (2005). Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Pseudomonocelis Meixner, 1943 ( Rhabditophora: Proseriata). <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 39(24): 2187-2201., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222930400004412 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Meixner, J. (1943). Über die Umbildung einer Turbellarienart nach Einwanderung aus dem Meere ins Süßwasser. <em>Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie und Hydrographie.</em> 43(4-6), 458-468., available online at https://doi.org/10.1002/iroh.19430430406 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

identification resource Casu, M.; Curini-Galletti, M. (2006). Genetic evidence for the existence of cryptic species in the mesopsammic flatworm Pseudomonocelis ophiocephala (Rhabditophora: Proseriata). <em>Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 87(4): 553-576., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2006.00588.x [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Neotype SMNH 6032 [details]
Paratype SMNH 6033 [details]
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Distribution The distribution records are for the entire species complex (see Casu & Curini-Galletti, 2006), so those of P. ophiocephala s.s., P. caputanguis, P. caputdraconis and P. caputserpentis. Which distribution records are from the latter three species can be found under the entries of those three cryptic species. [details]

Distribution A very common and widespread species in lower intertidal habitats of the Mediterranean, in well-sorted, medium-to-coarse sand. [details]

Extinction Populations of Calvi could be extinct (see Casu & Curini-Galletti, 2006: p. 575).  [details]

Habitat In pure rough sand of isolated beaches [details]