Opisthosyllis viridis Langerhans, 1879

Aguado, M. Teresa, Murray, Anna & Hutchings, Pat, 2015, Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Zootaxa 4019 (1), pp. 35-60: 46-47

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4019.1.5

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scientific name

Opisthosyllis viridis Langerhans, 1879
status

 

Opisthosyllis viridis Langerhans, 1879 

Opisthosyllis viridis  .— Imajima 1966 b: 224, fig. 39; Lee & Rho 1994: 135, fig. 3; San Martín et al. 2008 b: 35 –39, figs 26 E, F, 27 A –G, 28 A –F, 29 A, B.

Material examined. AM W. 45002, MI QLD 2424; AM W. 44732, MI QLD 2400.

Remarks. Opisthosyllis viridis  may represent a complex of species. Specimens from Japan, Korea and Australia ( Imajima 1966 b; Lee & Rho 1994; San Martín et al. 2008 b) have posterior chaetae with a minute proximal tooth, gradually becoming almost unidentate. However, specimens from Cabo Verde and Canary Islands (López & San Martín 1994; Núñez et al. 1992) maintain bidentate blades along the whole body length. Additionally, specimens from the Pacific have longer dorsal cirri and posteriorly chaetal shafts become wider. However, the type specimens from Madeira are lost. It was previously reported from Lizard Island by San Martín et al. (2008 b).

Habitat. Dead coral, sea grasses, rubble sediment and algae, in intertidal to shallow waters.

Distribution. Japan, Korea, Australia (Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Syllidae

Genus

Opisthosyllis

Loc

Opisthosyllis viridis Langerhans, 1879

Aguado, M. Teresa, Murray, Anna & Hutchings, Pat 2015
2015
Loc

Opisthosyllis viridis

San 2008: 35
Lee 1994: 135
Imajima 1966: 224
1966