WoRMS taxon details

Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989

330387  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330387)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Solis-Weiss, V.; Fauchald, K. (1989). Orbiniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from mangrove root-mats in Belize, with a revision of Protoariciin genera. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 102(3): 772-792., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34551156
page(s): 789-790, fig. 7 [details]   
Holotype  USNM 120930, geounit Twin Cays  
Holotype USNM 120930, geounit Twin Cays [details]
Note West Bay, Twin Cays, Belize, Caribbean Sea...  
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Type locality West Bay, Twin Cays, Belize, Caribbean Sea (gazetteer estimate 16.8318°, -88.1075°), 10-50 cm depth, root-mat of Rhizophora mangle, covered with Caulerpa verticilliata[details]
Type material Holotype (USNM 120930) and paratypes (USNM 120931, 120939, 120953 and 120962 and 120952) deposited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USA).  [details]
Depth range 10-50 cm depth.  
Depth range 10-50 cm depth. [details]

Distribution Caribbean Sea: Belize (Twin Cays and Blue Ground Range).  
Distribution Caribbean Sea: Belize (Twin Cays and Blue Ground Range). [details]

Etymology The specific epithet belizensis refers to the country of origin of the type material, Belize.  
Etymology The specific epithet belizensis refers to the country of origin of the type material, Belize. [details]

Taxonomic remark The examination of the holotype of Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989 (USNM 120930), by Blake (1996: 4,...  
Taxonomic remark The examination of the holotype of Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989 (USNM 120930), by Blake (1996: 4, footnote), revealed that most of the thoracic neurochaetae, although long and thin, had blunt tips. Those of the first 1-3 chaetigers were actually short enough to be considered as uncini. The genus should then be considered a synonym of Protoariciella Hartmann-Schröder, 1962. However, due to the fact the specimen was clearly a juvenile and likely a developmental stage of a Naineris species, possibly N. setosa (Verrill, 1900) described in the same paper and also present at Twin Cays (Belize), the type locality of P. belizensis, Pararicia should probably be referred to synonymy with Naineris Blainville, 1828.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330387 on 2021-04-10
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original description Solis-Weiss, V.; Fauchald, K. (1989). Orbiniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from mangrove root-mats in Belize, with a revision of Protoariciin genera. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 102(3): 772-792., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34551156
page(s): 789-790, fig. 7 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype USNM 120930, geounit Twin Cays [details]
Paratype USNM 120931, geounit Twin Cays [details]
Paratype USNM 120939, geounit Stan Creek [details]
Paratype USNM 120953, geounit Twin Cays [details]
Paratype USNM 120962, geounit Twin Cays [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 10-50 cm depth. [details]

Distribution Caribbean Sea: Belize (Twin Cays and Blue Ground Range). [details]

Etymology The specific epithet belizensis refers to the country of origin of the type material, Belize. [details]

Habitat In the root-mat of a red mangrove forest Rhizophora mangle, covered with Caulerpa verticilliata, 10-50 cm depth. [details]

Taxonomic remark The examination of the holotype of Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989 (USNM 120930), by Blake (1996: 4, footnote), revealed that most of the thoracic neurochaetae, although long and thin, had blunt tips. Those of the first 1-3 chaetigers were actually short enough to be considered as uncini. The genus should then be considered a synonym of Protoariciella Hartmann-Schröder, 1962. However, due to the fact the specimen was clearly a juvenile and likely a developmental stage of a Naineris species, possibly N. setosa (Verrill, 1900) described in the same paper and also present at Twin Cays (Belize), the type locality of P. belizensis, Pararicia should probably be referred to synonymy with Naineris Blainville, 1828.  [details]

Type locality West Bay, Twin Cays, Belize, Caribbean Sea (gazetteer estimate 16.8318°, -88.1075°), 10-50 cm depth, root-mat of Rhizophora mangle, covered with Caulerpa verticilliata[details]

Type material Holotype (USNM 120930) and paratypes (USNM 120931, 120939, 120953 and 120962 and 120952) deposited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USA).  [details]