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Tubifex tubifex  (Müller, 1774)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 68623

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Lumbricus tubifex Müller, 1774
 
  Common Name(s): aquatic oligochaete worm [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomProtostomia   
          SuperphylumLophozoa   
             PhylumAnnelida  – annelids, annélides, Anelídeo, minhoca, sanguessuga  
                ClassClitellata   
                   SubclassTubificata   
                      OrderTubificida Brinkhurst, 1982 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                         FamilyNaididae Ehrenberg, 1828 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                            SubfamilyTubificinae Vejdovskı, 1876 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                               GenusTubifex Lamarck, 1816 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                                  SpeciesTubifex tubifex (Müller, 1774) – aquatic oligochaete worm  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Mark J. Wetzel  
  Notes: Oligochaetologist and Curator/Collections Manager of the INHS Annelida Collection, Illinois Natural History Survey, Forbes Natural History Building, MC-652, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois, 61801 USA   
  Reference for: Tubifex tubifex    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes 2013, website (version 2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Wetzel, M.J., R.D. Kathman, S.V. Fend, and K.A. Coates. 2013. Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes occurring in North America north of Mexico. World Wide Web URL: http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/people/mjwetzel/fwoligonachecklist   
  Reference for: Tubifex tubifex   
       
  Source: Classification and Checklist of the Freshwater Oligochaetes..., website (version 31-Oct-07)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Notes: Wetzel, M.J., R.D. Kathman, S.V. Fend, and K.A. Coates. 2007. Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes occurring in North America north of Mexico. World Wide Web URL: http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/people/mjwetzel/fwoligonachecklist   
  Reference for: Tubifex tubifex   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tubifex tubifex   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O.  
  Publication Date: 1965   
  Article/Chapter Title: Studies on the North American aquatic Oligochaeta. II: Tubificidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, vol. 117, no. 4   
  Page(s): 117-172   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tubifex tubifex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O. / Brinkhurst, Ralph O., and Barrie G. M. Jamieson, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1971   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 8: Family Tubificidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Aquatic Oligochaeta of the World   
  Page(s): 444-625   
  Publisher: Oliver and Boyd, University of Toronto Press   
  Publication Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8020-1833-5   
  Notes: out of print   
  Reference for: Tubifex tubifex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Müller, Otto Friedrich  
  Publication Date: 1773   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Vermium terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu Animalium Infusoriorum, Helminthicorum et Testaceorum, non marinorum, succincta Historia   
  Page(s): xxv + 214   
  Publisher: Heineck and Faber   
  Publication Place: Havniae et Lipsiae   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: Portions available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32208274   
  Reference for: Tubifex tubifex   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
    Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Originally described in the genus Lumbricus by Müller 91774), this taxon has been found in a variety of forms, originally described as species, then varieties, and more recently as subspecies (see Hrabe 1966), and, historically, with some of the forms and variants placed in the genera Nais, Sainuris, and Limnodrilus; see Brinkhurst (1971) and literature cited therein  
 

 

   

 
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