Overview

Distribution

Nivelle (Olavidea, La Nivette Riviere,La Nivelle Fleuve ), near Saint Jean de Luz, Aquitaine, France
Collection date: Sep 1964
Substrate: mud sand
Salin: 15.8 ppt

Estuaire de l'Eyre (Leyre, La Grande Leyre Riviere, La Leyre Riviere), Bay of Arcachon (Bassin d'Arcachon), France
Collection date: Sep 1964
Substrate: mud

Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen Land, Germany
Collection date: Oct 1966
Substrate: mud sand
Comments: "Andelrasen". in Spartina townsendii. Cuxhaven-Duhnen.

Amrum Island, (North Frisian Islands), North Sea
Collection date: Aug 1951
Substrate: sand, Kniepsand
Salin: brackish
Comments: bank of brackish water pool, Cyanophyceen-Sand.

Koenigs Bay (Koenigshafens, Konigshafen, Königshafen), Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Jun 1951
Substrate: mud sand
Comments: Arenicola-sand flat.

Puan Klent (Clent), Schleswig-Holstein Land, Germany
Collection date: Jul 1970
Comments: ditch in "Andelrasen". leg. U. Ehlers.

Geltinger Birk (Gelting Birk), Naturschutzgebiet, Schleswig Holstein Land, Germany
Collection date: Jul 1952
Depth: eulittoral
Substrate: coarse sand
Comments: still water bay.

Heiligenhafen, Schleswig Holstein Land, Germany
Collection date: May 1951
Substrate: sand, Cyanophyceen-Feuchtsand
Comments: detritus rich sand. river bank zone.

Schilksee, Kieler Bay (Kieler Bucht), Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Collection date: May 1951
Depth: 5-7 m
Substrate: coarse sand
Comments: detritus rich sand.

Strander Bay (Strander Bucht), Germany
Collection date: Oct 1951
Depth: 6 m
Substrate: coarse sand
Comments: Mud slime.

off Buelk (Bülk, Bulk) Kiel Bay (Kieler Bucht; Kielerbugt; Nisler Bach), Germany
Collection date: Dec 1950
Depth: 3-4 m
Substrate: medium sand

Filey, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Collection date: Sep 2, 1969
Substrate: sand
Comments: sheltered beach.

Stoupe Beck Sand, Robin Hood's Bay, United Kingdom
Collection date: Aug 27, 1969
Substrate: sand
Comments: Station C, water's edge.

Gullmarfjord, by Bay of Kristineberg, Sweden
Collection date: prior to 1964
Comments: from Kristineberg along the Swedish coast.

Ouddorp, Goeree-Overflakkee, Province of Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: Springersgors near Ouddorp, in salt-marsh creeks.

Stelendam (Stellendam), Goeree-Overflakkee, Province of Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: salt-marsh alson the Grevelingen.

Oude-Tonge, Goeree-Overflakkee, Province of Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: embanked salt-marsh.

Oosterland, Schouwen-Duiveland, Province of Zeeland, Netherlands
Collection date: Apr 1963
Comments: salt-marsh creek.

St. Philipsland (Sint Filipsland), Province of Zeeland, Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: salt-marsh north of the village of St. Philipsland.

Tholen (Tolen), along the Eendracht (Schelde-Rijnkanaal), Province of Zeeland, Netherlands
Collection date: Jun 1962
Comments: salt-marsh called Karnemelkspot along the the Eendracht north of the town of Tholen.

's-Gravenpolder, Zuid-Beveland, Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: salt-marsh.

Rug van Borssele, Zuid-Beveland, Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: salt-marsh creeks and pools near the large breakwater.

Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen (Zeeuws Vlaanderen), Zuid-Beveland, Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: International nature reserve "het Zwin", in the Dutch part, small creeks.

Braakmanpolder (The Brakman, Braakman), Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen (Zeeuws Vlaanderen), Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: Jun 1963
Comments: Salt-maqrshes in front of the Braakmanpolder.

Gemeent Hontenisse, Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen (Zeeuws Vlaanderen), Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: Jun 1963
Comments: mud flat.

Nummer Een (Nummeréén), Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen (Zeeuws Vlaanderen), Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: Jun 1963
Comments: salt-marshes.

De Paal (Paal), Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen (Zeeuws Vlaanderen), Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: May 1963
Comments: salt-marshes.

Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen (Zeeuws Vlaanderen), Zuid-Beveland, Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: Jun 1963
Comments: salt-marsh creek west of the Braakmanpolder.

Stavenisse, Tholen, Province of Zeeland, Netherlands
Collection date: Apr 23, 1963
Comments: Salt-marsh creek. Creek runs through the salt-marsh of Stavenisse, found in several samples taken from the muddy sand bottom. It seems to be a member of the still-water association of detritus rich fine sand.

Kattendijke, Zuid-Beveland, Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands
Collection date: Nov 1964
Comments: tidal flat.

Station 6 "Smaasletta", east Kvalöy (Kvaloy), sand beach areas of Tromsø (Tromso), Norway
Collection date: 1969-1971

Swedish West Coast, mouth of Gullmarsfjord (Gullmarsfjorden), Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden
Collection date: Aug 15, 1930
Kind: default type
Substrate: Sand
Comments: came from Westblad. Swedish west coast, Zoological Station Kristineberg in the Bay of Kristinebergsviken.

Ile de Callot, Roscoff, France
Collection date: Sep 1973
Substrate: mud, fine sand
Comments: west site. find sand, mud Watt. Several specimens.

Jadebusen, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Collection date: Nov 1973
Substrate: sand
Comments: sand bank beneath the beach hotel.

Möven-berg (Mövenberg, Movenberg), List, Germany
Collection date: Jul 1970
Substrate: mud, sand
Comments: Edge of the salt meadow (Andelrasens), sand salt meadow pools and ditches. Numerous.

Möven-berg (Mövenberg, Movenberg), List, Germany
Collection date: Feb, Sep 1973
Substrate: mud, sand
Comments: Edge of the salt meadow (Andelrasens), sand salt meadow pools and ditches. Numerous.

Blidsel Bay (Blidselbucht), List, Sylt Island, Germany
Collection date: Jul 1970
Substrate: sand
Comments: Arenicola- sand Watt. 2 specimens.

Ile de Callot, Roscoff, France
Collection date: Sep 19, 1973
Substrate: fine muddy sand
Comments: from the eulittoral flat of the west side of the Ile de Callot (200 m to the left of the Church).

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.

Pottery Cove, St. Andrews (Saint Andrews), New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: muddy sand
Comments: Green algae on muddy sand.

Pottery Cove, St. Andrews (Saint Andrews), New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: sandy mud
Comments: sandy mud rich in detritus.

Pottery Cove, St. Andrews (Saint Andrews), New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Comments: salt marsh sediment between Plantago maritima.

St. Andrews (Saint Andrews) harbour, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Comments: east of the wharfage. Green algae in the littoral zone.

North Harbour, Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: muddy sand
Comments: Triglochin on muddy sand.

North Harbour, Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Comments: Salt marsh sediment with cushions of Vaucheria.

Lake Glensevern and Upper Duck Pond, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Comments: Salt marsh sediment.

Lake Glensevern and Upper Duck Pond, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: medium-coarse sand
Comments: intertidal, medium to coarser sand with halophytes.

Manawagonish Island, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Collection date: Aug-Sep 1984
Substrate: muddy sediment
Comments: salt marsh. muddy sediment between Spartina plants.

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

Anwaks, Keitum, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: 1982-1983
Substrate: medium-coarse sand, mud
Salin: brackish
Comments: supralitoral salt marsh, medium-coarse sand, detritus and mud. AR auf Mittel- bis Grobsand mit wechselnden Schlick- und Detritusanteilen. 40 bis 60 cm über MHWL.

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.

Rantum Inge, Rantum, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: 1982-1983
Substrate: mud
Salin: brackish
Comments: supralitoral salt marsh. Suaeda maritima auf festem Schlick. 40 bis 50 cm über MHWL, steil zum Watt abfallend.

Ellenbogen, Sylt Island, North Sea
Collection date: 1982-1983
Substrate: fine sand, mud
Salin: brackish
Comments: supralitoral salt marsh. beweideter AR auf feinsandigem Boden mit geringem Schlickanteil. Einige Probestellen grenzen direkt an das Königshafenwatt, andere an einen Salzwiesenpriel. 10 bis 60 cm über MHWL.

Nösse (Nosse), Hindenburgdamm-Nord, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: 1982-1983
Substrate: fine sand, mud
Salin: brackish
Comments: supralitoral salt marsh. AR auf feinsandigem Boden, mit wechselnden Schlickanteilen. 10 cm unter bis ca. 40 cm über MHWL.

Hornum-Ost (Hörnum, Hoernum), Sylt Island, Germany
Collection date: 1982-1983
Substrate: sand
Salin: brackish
Comments: supralitoral salt marsh. AR und SNR mit wechselnder Menge an eingewehtem Dünensand; bis 80 cm über MHWL.

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

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

Raantem Inge, Rantum, 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.

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.

site south of Keitum, Germany
Collection date: 1982-1983
Substrate: sand

Nösse (Nosse), Hindenburgdamm-Nord, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Sep 1983
Substrate: mud
Comments: "Nosse", Nordseite des Hindenburgdammes. Anlandungsgebiete, Schlickwatt (-10 bis +5cm, 10 x 2 cm2) und Queller auf Schlick, bis + 30cm, 20 x 2 cm2.

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: Oct 1982
Substrate: mud, shell
Comments: Rantum. 'Raantem Inge", dichte Vegetation (Salicornia, Spartina, Suaeda) auf Schlick mit Schill, sehr detritusreich, steil ansteigend. -10 cm (Watt, 10 x 2 cm2) bis +40 cm, 4 Probestellen zu 10 x 5 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
Substrate: mud
Comments: Rantum. 'Raantem Inge", Profil Zostera-Watt-Spartina auf Schlick, -30 cm bis + 20 cm, 30 x 2 cm2.

Raantem Inge, Rantum, Sylt Island, Germany, North Sea
Collection date: Sep 1983
Substrate: mud, sand
Comments: Rantum. Wattseite des Rantum-Beckens. Spartina-Inseln auf Schlicksand bis Schlick, 10 x 2 cm2.

Nynashamn (Nynäshamn, Nynashamm, Nynaeshamn), Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Collection date: 1974 or earlier
Comments: P. westbladi ist nur einmal in der schwachsalzigen inneren Ostsee gefunden worden, an der schwedischen Küste bei Nynäshamn.

Ria de Villaviciosa near San Martin, Spain
Collection date: 1997-1999
Salin: Brackish (olig)

Ria de Navia, Spain
Collection date: 1997-1999
Salin: Brackish (olig)

Ria de Villaviciosa near Badrinana, Spain
Collection date: 1997-1999
Salin: Brackish (olig)

Ria de Guernica near Kanala, Spain
Collection date: 1997-1999
Salin: Brackish (olig)
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     . Freilebende Plathelminthes in supralitoralen Salzwiesen der Nordsee: Oekologie einer borealen Brackwasser-Lebensgemeinschaft. Microfauna mar 3:81-156.
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     . 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. 1971. index card avail.
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     . Assemblage of free-living Plathelminthes on an intertidal mud flat in the North Sea. Microfauna Marina 2: 95-115.
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  • Ehlers U. 1980. index card avail.
     . Interstitial Typhloplanoida (Turbellaria) from the area of Roscoff. Cahiers de Bologie Marine 21:155-167.
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     . Untersuchungen an rhabdocoelen Turbellarien. IV. Über einige Repräsentanten der Familie Proxenetidae. Acta Zool Fennica 38:3-100.
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Ecology

Habitat

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

Taxonomy

'Hartog (citation)- p. 391-392, "According to Ax (1951) the species occurs in Kiel Bay in quiet water on detritus-rich fine sand. The type of material collected by Westblad also from fine sand (Luther 1943). In the Deltaic area of the rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt the species is also characteristic for still-water biotopes, where it has been taken from sandy mud and detritus-rich fine sand, but also from floating algae. The species has been found to be most numerous in the tidal creeks which run through the salt-marshes, and where at low tide a thin layer of water is left. In the slopes of the levees of these creeks many specimens were also found between Vaucheria patches and in the soft mud. In quiet places in the creeks, where floating algae, in particular Ulva and Enteromorpha, are driven together, P. westbladi is most abundant and associated with Promesostoma marmoratum (Schultze), P. rostratum Ax, Provortex affinis (Jensen), P. balticus (Schultze), P. tubiferus Luther and Pseudostomum quadrioculatum (Leuckart)."'......... p. 393, "The species has been found only in the months of April, May and June. In the summer months the biotope of P. westbladi was not investigated. The species was not found in October and November, when samples were taken in several salt-marsh creeks where it was present in spring." 

 Ax 2008 (citation)- p. 354, "Sie fehlt im Finnischen Meerbusen."
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