Overview

Distribution

The wide distribution of this species has recently been challenged by revealing misidentifications of specimens from habitats far from the type locality in the Northern Atlantic. One such example of a separate species is Eupolymnia magnifica (Webster, 1884) from the Grand Caribbean region shown by Londoño-Mesa (2009).

  • Londoño-Mesa, M. H. (2009). Terebellidae (Polychaeta: Terebellida) from the Grand Caribbean region. Zootaxa, 2320, 1-93.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Depth range based on 123 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 42 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 25000
  Temperature range (°C): 4.995 - 27.678
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.253 - 16.387
  Salinity (PPS): 32.546 - 39.053
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.520 - 6.717
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.063 - 1.251
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.395 - 15.041

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 25000

Temperature range (°C): 4.995 - 27.678

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.253 - 16.387

Salinity (PPS): 32.546 - 39.053

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.520 - 6.717

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.063 - 1.251

Silicate (umol/l): 1.395 - 15.041
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eupolymnia nebulosa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Eupolymnia nebulosa

Eupolymnia nebulosa is a species of sedentary marine polychaete worm in the Terebellidae family. It builds a tube of slime under stones or large shells on soft substrates on the lower shore and down to depths of about 500 metres.

Contents

Description

The tube built by E. nebulosa can be up to twenty-five centimetres long. The soft body is up to seventeen centimetres long, broadest in the front, tapering, yellowish or orange with white markings. The body is divided into about one hundred segments, seventeen of which have bristles growing out of small warts. There is a crown of numerous long, pinkish thread-like tentacles which writhe sinuously even when broken off.[2] There are many eye spots on the dorsal surface and laterally behind the tentacles. There are three pairs of branched red gills on segments 2 to 4 and there are lateral lobes on the same segments. There are 14 to 15 ventral shields on the thorax and there are chaetae on all the segments from 4 onwards.[3]

Distribution

E. nebulosa occurs in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean, round the coasts of South America, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean, Australian waters, the Kerguelen Islands, Japan, the Mediterranean Sea, the Scandinavian coast, the Kattegat, the Shetland Islands and the east coast of Scotland.[3]

Habitat

E. nebulosa is found on soft substrates such as clay, silt, fine and coarse sand from the littoral zone down to about 500 metres.[3]

References

  1. ^ World Register of Marine Species
  2. ^ John Barrett and C M Young, ‘’Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore’’ (1958) p.80
  3. ^ a b c Marine Species Identification Portal
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