WoRMS taxon details

Pista unibranchia Day, 1963

131521  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131521)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, John H. (1963). The polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 8: New species and records from grab samples and dredgings. <em>Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Series Zoology.</em> 10(7): 381-445., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2253177
page(s): 438-439, fig. 11f-h [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  NHMUK 1963.1.153, geounit False Bay (South...  
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.153, geounit False Bay (South Africa) [details]
Note False Bay, west coast of Western Cape...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality False Bay, west coast of Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (34°12.5'S, 18°37'E), 48 m, khaki sand and shells. [details]
Depth range 48-60 m.  
Depth range 48-60 m. [details]

Distribution South Africa: False Bay (Atlantic Ocean).  
Distribution South Africa: False Bay (Atlantic Ocean). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet unibranchia is composed by the Latin numeral uni, inflected form of unus and meaning...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet unibranchia is composed by the Latin numeral uni, inflected form of unus and meaning 'one', and by the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers to the presence of a single branchia on the species: ''A single median gill is present on setiger 2'' (Day, 1963: 438). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Pista unibranchia Day, 1963. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=131521 on 2019-06-20
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original description Day, John H. (1963). The polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 8: New species and records from grab samples and dredgings. <em>Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Series Zoology.</em> 10(7): 381-445., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2253177
page(s): 438-439, fig. 11f-h [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

additional source Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Marchini, A.; Cantone, G.; Castelli, A.; Chimenz, C.; Cormaci, M.; Froglia, C.; Furnari, G.; Gambi, M. C.; Giaccone, G.; Giangrande, A.; Gravili, C.; Mastrototaro, F.; Mazziotti, C.; Orsi-Relini, L.; Piraino, S. (2010). Alien species along the Italian coasts: an overview. <em>Biological Invasions.</em> 13(1): 215-237., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-010-9803-y [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.153, geounit False Bay (South Africa) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 48-60 m. [details]

Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 438): ''A single gill with a stalk and a terminal pom-pom of short filaments. First row of uncini without basal shafts.'' [details]

Distribution South Africa: False Bay (Atlantic Ocean). [details]

Editor's comment The records of the species in the European waters seem quite doubtful. Probably they are the result of the use of the monograph ''Polychaeta of Southern Africa'' by Day (1967) to identify European specimens of Pista with some of the branchiae missing. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet unibranchia is composed by the Latin numeral uni, inflected form of unus and meaning 'one', and by the Latin noun of Greek origin branchia, meaning 'gill', and refers to the presence of a single branchia on the species: ''A single median gill is present on setiger 2'' (Day, 1963: 438). [details]

Habitat Sand and shells, at shelf depths. [details]

Type locality False Bay, west coast of Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (34°12.5'S, 18°37'E), 48 m, khaki sand and shells. [details]