Overview

Distribution

Sylt Island (North Frisian Islands), North Sea
Collection date: 1972-1975
Comments: sheltered beach slope, sand mud flat

Sylt Island (North Frisian Islands), North Sea
Collection date: 1972-1975
Comments: semi-exposed beach slope, clean sand flat

Amrum Island, (North Frisian Islands), North Sea
Collection date: 1972-1975
Comments: semi-exposed beach slope, clean sand flat

Tuzla, Sea of Marmara (Marmara Meer), Turkey
Collection date: Aug 24, 1956
Substrate: mud, schlich soil
Salin: 34.2 ppt

Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom
Collection date: 1958-1961
Substrate: medium shell gravel
Comments: occasional at LWN. One specimen contained a partly digested ostracod and another you Ophelia sp.

Stavenisse, Tholen, Province of Zeeland, Netherlands
Collection date: Nov 20, 1963
Comments: Puccinellietum maritimae fauna on the salt-marsh.

Station 6 "Smaasletta", east Kvalöy (Kvaloy), sand beach areas of Tromsø (Tromso), Norway
Collection date: summer 1970

Sandy beach on eastern shore of Sylt. Litoralstation (old littoral station), Biological Institute Helgoland, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (BAH), List, Sylt
Collection date: May 1972
Substrate: sand
Comments: sand beach, anterior part of wadden ares of the Litoralstation List. Some animals.

Breakwater (Buhne) south of List, Sylt Island, Germany
Collection date: Jun, Jul, Oct 1973
Comments: beach break, south List. Some animals.

Ellenbogen, Lister Hook (Lister Haken, Hakens), Sylt Island, Germany
Collection date: Oct 1973
Comments: southern beach. One animal.

Sea of Marmara (Marmara Meer, Marmara Denizi, Marmora, Propontis), Turkey
Collection date: 1953 or earler

Sea of Marmara (Marmara Meer, Marmara Denizi, Marmora, Propontis), Turkey
Collection date: 1951 or earler

Kristineberg, Sweden
Collection date: 1974 or earler

Herdla (Herlo), off Bergen, Norway
Collection date: 1974 or earler

Esbjerg, Soren Jessens Sand wetland, Denmark
Collection date: 1974 or earler

Plymouth Sound (Sound, Plymouth-Sund), English Channel (Kanal La Manche), United Kingdom
Collection date: 1974 or earler

Koenigs Bay (Koenigshafens, Konigshafen, Königshafen), Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Nov 1982 - Jun 1983
Substrate: mud
Comments: inner part Königshafen, a sheltered marine bay near the isle of Sylt.

Koenigs Bay (Koenigshafens, Konigshafen, Königshafen), Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: 1985 or earlier
Substrate: sand
Comments: deep sulfide layer at depths of more than 5 cm below the sediment surface. Species found at least 3 times.

Indian Point, St. Andrews (Saint Andrews), New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: fine-medium sand
Comments: Saint Andrews, Indian Point. Detritus rich sand.

Pagan Point, St. Andrews (Saint Andrews), New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: medium sand
Comments: upper intertidal, algal mats on medium sand.

St. Andrews (Saint Andrews) harbour, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: medium-coarse sand
Comments: St. Andrews, near the Lighthouse Restaurant. Medium to coarse sand of the tidal slope.

New River Beach, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: medium-coarse sand
Comments: freshwater inflow on New River Beach.

Manawagonish Island, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: mud
Comments: salt marsh.

Manawagonish Island, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Comments: salt marsh. flocky algal layer in a pool.

Manawagonish Island, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Comments: salt marsh sediment between Spartina and Triglochin, with cyanobacteria.

Morsum-Odde, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: 1982-1983
Substrate: mud
Salin: brackish
Comments: supralitoral salt marsh. Anlandungsgebiet mit schlickigem Boden. Mischvegetation aus Puccinellia martima, Spartina anglica and Salicornia spp. Durch eine "Landgewinnungsmassnahme" im Winter 1981/82 zerstört.

Grosse Gröning, near List, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: 1982-1983
Comments: salt meadow.

Nielönn, north of Kampen, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: 1982-1983
Comments: salt meadow.

inner Königshafen, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: May 1982 -Jul 1983
Substrate: sand
Comments: Königshafen.

Nielönn, north of Kampen, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Jul 1983
Substrate: medium sand
Comments: "Nielönn" bei Kampen. Sandbank, Mittelsand, -20 bis 5 cm, stellenweise mit Spartina-horsten, je 10 x 2 cm2 neben und entfernt von Pflanzen.

Nielönn, north of Kampen, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Jul 1983
Substrate: fine-medium sand
Comments: "Nielönn" bei Kampen. Strand, detritusreicher Fein- bis Mittelsand, locker mit Spartina, Salicornia und Suaeda bewachsen, - 10 bis +30 cm, 10 x 2 cm2.

Nielönn, north of Kampen, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Jul 1982
Substrate: mud
Comments: "Nielönn" bei Kampen. Mündungsbereich zweier Priele, schlickig-schlammiger Boden, (5 bis 10 cm Wasserstand, 26-32 o/oo Salz), je 10 x 2 cm2.

Nösse (Nosse), Hindenburgdamm-Nord, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Sep 1983
Substrate: mud
Comments: "Nosse", Nordseite des Hindenburgdammes.

Morsum-Odde, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Sep 1982
Comments: Morsum-Odde.

Raantem Inge, Rantum, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Feb 1983
Substrate: medium sand
Comments: Rantum. 'Raantem Inge", Strand, Mittelsand, teilweise mit Kies durchsetzt, -20 bis +25 cm, 5 Probestellen zu 10 x 2 cm2.

Raantem Inge, Rantum, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Apr 1982
Substrate: fine sand
Comments: Rantum. 'Raantem Inge", Salicornia auf Feinsand, ca. MHWL, 2 x 10 cm2.

Raantem Inge, Rantum, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Sep 1980
Substrate: mud, sand
Comments: Rantum. 'Raantem Inge", Spartina-Inseln auf Schlicksand, 12 x 2.5 cm2.

Raantem Inge, Rantum, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Sep 1983
Comments: Rantum. Wattseite des Rantum-Beckens. Profil Mischwatt-Strand, -20 bis + 10 cm, 10 x 2 cm2.

Hornum-Ost (Hörnum, Hoernum), Sylt Island, Germany
Collection date: Sep 1981
Substrate: medium-coarse sand
Comments: Hörnum, Nehrungshaken und Lagune. Spartina auf Mittel- bis Grobsand, -15 bis + 30 cm, 8 x 10 cm2.

east side Homer Spit, Resurrection Bay, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA
Collection date: Jul 16, 1988
Substrate: sand
Comments: Intertidal sandflat behind a dune wall.

Godhavn, Disko Bay, Greenland
Collection date: Aug 1991
Substrate: sand black layer (FeS)
Comments: Schmaler Einschnitt zwischen Felsen am Ostufer des Hafens. Detritusreicher Sand über FeS-Schicht; fleckenhaft mit Grünalgen bedeckt. Dichte Besiedlung mit Fabricia. Stark lenitisch. [ #6 site description page 250-251]
  • Scherer B. 1985.   . Annual dynamics of a meiofauna community from the "sulfide layer" of a North Sea sand flat. Microfauna Marina 2:.
  • Hartog C den. 1966.   . A preliminary revision of the Proxenetes group. VI-VIII. / IX-X. / Supplement. Koninkl Nederl Akad Weten Amst 69:97-138 / 139-163; suppl. 557-570.
  • Faubel A. 1977. index card avail.
     . The distribution of Acoela and Macrostomida (Turbellaria) in the littoral of the North Frisian Islands, Sylt, Romo, Jordsand, and Amrum (North Sea). Senckenb. Marit 9:59-74.
  • Armonies W. 1987. index card avail.
     . Freilebende Plathelminthes in supralitoralen Salzwiesen der Nordsee: Oekologie einer borealen Brackwasser-Lebensgemeinschaft. Microfauna mar 3:81-156.
  • Hellwig M. 1987. index card avail.
     . Oekologie freilebender Plathelminthen in Grenzraum Watt-Salzwiese lenitischer Gezeitenkuesten. Microfauna Marina 3:157-244.
  • Ax P, Armonies W. 1990.   . Brackish water Plathelminthes from Alaska as evidence for the existence of a boreal brackish water communitiy with circumpolar distribution. Microfauna Marina 6: 7-109.
  • Westblad E. 1953.  abstract/note. Marine Macrostomida (Turbellaria) from Scandinavia and England. Ark Zool (Ser. 2) 4(23):391-408.
  • Ax P, Armonies W. 1987. index card avail.
     . Amphiatlantic identities in the composition of the boreal brackish water community of Plathelminthes. A comparison between the Canadian and European Atlantic coast. Microfauna Marina 3:7-80.
  • Ax P. 1959. index card avail.
     . Zur Systematik, Ökologie und Tiergeographie der Turbellarienfauna in den ponto-kaspischen Brackwassergebieten. Zool Jahrb Abt Syst Oekol Geogr Tiere 87:43-184.
  • Ax P. 1951. index card avail.
     . Die Turbellarien des Eulitorals der Kieler Bucht. Zool Jahrb Abt Syst Oekol Geogr Tiere 80:277-378.
  • Ax P. 1995.   . Plathelminthes aus dem Eulitoral von Godhavn (Disko, Grönland). Microfauna Marina 10:249-294.
  • Schmidt P. 1972. index card avail.
     . Zonierung und jahreszeitliche Fluktuationen der interstitiellen Fauna in Sandstranden des Gebiets von Tromsoe (Norwegen). Mikrofauna Meeresbodens 12:1-86.
  • Boaden PJS. 1963. index card avail.
     . The interstitial fauna of some North Wales beaches. J mar biol Ass U K 43:79-96.
  • Faubel A. 1974. index card avail.
     . Macrostomida (Turbellaria) von einem Sandstrand der Nordseeinsel Sylt. Mikrofauna Meeresboden 45:1-32 [339-370].
  • Dittmann S, Reise K. 1985. index card avail.
     . Assemblage of free-living Plathelminthes on an intertidal mud flat in the North Sea. Microfauna Marina 2: 95-115.
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Ecology

Habitat

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Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.75 - 0.75
 
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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Ax & Armonies 1987 (citation)- p. 17, "M. pusillum occupies muddy to sandy low energy zones. The salinity of recent locatlities ranges from 10 to 35 o/oo. Biotopes without vegetation are preferred (diatom feeder)."
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