WoRMS taxon details

Boccardia pseudonatrix Day, 1961

327250  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327250)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, John Hemsworth. (1961). The Polychaet [sic] Fauna of South Africa. Part 6. Sedentary species dredged off Cape coasts with a few new records from the shore. <em>Journal of the Linnean Society of London.</em> 44(299): 463-560., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1961.tb01623.x
page(s): 493, fig. 5e-j [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  SAMC, geounit Knysna Estuary  
Holotype SAMC, geounit Knysna Estuary [details]
Note Knysna Heads (= The Heads), Knysna Estuary,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Knysna Heads (= The Heads), Knysna Estuary, Western Cape, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.0771°, 23.0601°). [details]
Depth range Intertidal to shallow subtidal (11.5 m).  
Depth range Intertidal to shallow subtidal (11.5 m). [details]

Distribution South Africa (Indian Ocean): Knysna Estuary (Western Cape) and Haga Haga (Eastern Cape).  
Distribution South Africa (Indian Ocean): Knysna Estuary (Western Cape) and Haga Haga (Eastern Cape). [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet pseudonatrix is composed by the Latin prefix pseudo-, meaning...  
Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet pseudonatrix is composed by the Latin prefix pseudo-, meaning 'false', followed by the name of the species Boccardia natrix (Söderström, 1920), and refers to the superficial resemblance between the two species: "This species has a superficial resemblance to B. natrix Söderström (1920) since the concavity enclosed by the raised margin of the giant hooks is usually filled with debris and the whole simulates the fibrillar hooks of the latter species" (Day, 1961: 493). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Boccardia pseudonatrix Day, 1961. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327250 on 2019-12-05
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original description Day, John Hemsworth. (1961). The Polychaet [sic] Fauna of South Africa. Part 6. Sedentary species dredged off Cape coasts with a few new records from the shore. <em>Journal of the Linnean Society of London.</em> 44(299): 463-560., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1961.tb01623.x
page(s): 493, fig. 5e-j [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   

additional source Simon, C.A.; Worsfold, T.M.; Lange, L.; Sterley, J. (2010). The genus <i>Boccardia</i> (Polychaeta: Spionidae) associated with mollusc shells on the south coast of South Africa. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.</em> 90(03): 585-598., available online at https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315409990452
page(s): 596-597 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Blake, James A.; Woodwick, Keith H. (1971). A review of the genus <i>Boccardia</i> Carazzi (Polychaeta Spionidae) with description of two new species. <em>Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.</em> 70(1): 31-42., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34304499
page(s): table I [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype SAMC, geounit Knysna Estuary [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal to shallow subtidal (11.5 m). [details]

Distribution South Africa (Indian Ocean): Knysna Estuary (Western Cape) and Haga Haga (Eastern Cape). [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet pseudonatrix is composed by the Latin prefix pseudo-, meaning 'false', followed by the name of the species Boccardia natrix (Söderström, 1920), and refers to the superficial resemblance between the two species: "This species has a superficial resemblance to B. natrix Söderström (1920) since the concavity enclosed by the raised margin of the giant hooks is usually filled with debris and the whole simulates the fibrillar hooks of the latter species" (Day, 1961: 493). [details]

Habitat Rocks, and associated with shells of cultured Haliotis midae Linnaeus, 1758 and wild Saccostrea cuccullata (Born, 1778), as a borer, in intertidal to shallow subtidal depths. [details]

Type locality Knysna Heads (= The Heads), Knysna Estuary, Western Cape, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.0771°, 23.0601°). [details]