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Polychaeta taxon details

Sphaerosyllis brevifrons Webster & Benedict, 1884

338823  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338823)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Webster, H. E.: Benedict, J. E. (1884). The Annelida Chaetopoda from Provincetown and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. <em>Annual Report of the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Washington.</em> 1881: 699-747., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/11203280
page(s): 714-715, pl. III figs. 24-30 [details]   
Note Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown (geocoordinates not provided, but estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 42.0463°, long. -70.1879°).  [details]
Depth range Intertidal-64 m.  
Depth range Intertidal-64 m. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America.   
Distribution Atlantic coast of North America.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet brevifrons refers to the short frontal region (palpi and prostomium) of the species.   
Etymology The specific epithet brevifrons refers to the short frontal region (palpi and prostomium) of the species.  [details]

Taxonomy Sphaerosyllis brevifrons was synonymized with S. erinaceus (now in the genus Erinaceusyllis) by Pettibone (1963), but was...  
Taxonomy Sphaerosyllis brevifrons was synonymized with S. erinaceus (now in the genus Erinaceusyllis) by Pettibone (1963), but was posteriorly considered to be valid by Riser (1982).  [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon probably belonging to genus Erinaceusyllis.   
Taxonomy Current taxon probably belonging to genus Erinaceusyllis.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Sphaerosyllis brevifrons Webster & Benedict, 1884. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338823 on 2021-05-13
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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original description Webster, H. E.: Benedict, J. E. (1884). The Annelida Chaetopoda from Provincetown and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. <em>Annual Report of the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Washington.</em> 1881: 699-747., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/11203280
page(s): 714-715, pl. III figs. 24-30 [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. (1963). Marine polychaete worms of the New England region. I. Aphroditidae through Trochochaetidae. <i>Bulletin of the United States National Museum</i>. 227(1): 1-356., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7870746 [details]   

redescription Riser, Nathan W. (1982). Observations on some poorly known syllid polychaetes from the Gulf of Maine. <em>Canadian Journal of Zoology.</em> 60(2): 105-111., available online at https://doi.org/10.1139/z82-013
page(s): 108-111, figs. 3-6 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype USNM 420, geounit Massachusetts [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal-64 m. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet brevifrons refers to the short frontal region (palpi and prostomium) of the species.  [details]

Habitat Sandy sediments, coarse sand to gravel, and shelly sand.  [details]

Taxonomy Sphaerosyllis brevifrons was synonymized with S. erinaceus (now in the genus Erinaceusyllis) by Pettibone (1963), but was posteriorly considered to be valid by Riser (1982).  [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon probably belonging to genus Erinaceusyllis.  [details]

Type locality Northwest Atlantic Ocean, USA, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown (geocoordinates not provided, but estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 42.0463°, long. -70.1879°).  [details]