WoRMS taxon details

Notomastus fauvelii Day, 1955

330011  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330011)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, J. H. (1955). The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries. <em>Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology.</em> 42(287): 407-452., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1955.tb02216.x
page(s): 422-423, fig. 3h-l [details]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1961.16.73-74, geounit Knysna Estuary  
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.73-74, geounit Knysna Estuary [details]
Note Knysna Estuary, Western Cape Province, South...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Knysna Estuary, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.072°, 23.059°), intertidal, sandy mud. [details]
Type material ''The type material, which was collected from sandy mud in Knysna Estuary, consists of two specimens. The holotype is in two pieces; an anterior piece of 30 segments measuring 30 mm., and a breadth of 4 mm. at the 6th segment and a posterior piece of 70 segments measuring 36 mm. The co-type is complete and measures 90 mm. with 80 segments and is 2 mm. broad across the thorax. Both specimens are brown in spirit.'' (Day, 1955: 422). [details]
Depth range Intertidal.  
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Indian shores of South Africa: Eastern and Western Cape provinces (Bushman`s Estuary; Zwartkops Estuary; Knysna Estuary).  
Distribution Indian shores of South Africa: Eastern and Western Cape provinces (Bushman`s Estuary; Zwartkops Estuary; Knysna Estuary). [details]

Etymology Not stated, but the species is presumably named after the French zoologist and polychaetologist Dr. Pierre Louis André...  
Etymology Not stated, but the species is presumably named after the French zoologist and polychaetologist Dr. Pierre Louis André Fauvel (b. Cherbourg, France, 8 October 1866 - d. Angers, France, 12 December 1958), who had described the species previously as Notomastus giganteus (Moore, 1906). [details]

Nomenclature The original spelling of the specific epithet is fauvelii, with a final 'ii', instead of fauveli, and according to article...  
Nomenclature The original spelling of the specific epithet is fauvelii, with a final 'ii', instead of fauveli, and according to article 33.4 of the ICZN (1999) it must be maintained. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Notomastus fauvelii Day, 1955. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330011 on 2019-10-20
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2017-01-06 18:22:03Z
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original description Day, J. H. (1955). The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries. <em>Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology.</em> 42(287): 407-452., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1955.tb02216.x
page(s): 422-423, fig. 3h-l [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.73-74, geounit Knysna Estuary [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Indian shores of South Africa: Eastern and Western Cape provinces (Bushman`s Estuary; Zwartkops Estuary; Knysna Estuary). [details]

Etymology Not stated, but the species is presumably named after the French zoologist and polychaetologist Dr. Pierre Louis André Fauvel (b. Cherbourg, France, 8 October 1866 - d. Angers, France, 12 December 1958), who had described the species previously as Notomastus giganteus (Moore, 1906). [details]

Habitat Intertidal sandy mud, in estuarine environments. [details]

Nomenclature The original spelling of the specific epithet is fauvelii, with a final 'ii', instead of fauveli, and according to article 33.4 of the ICZN (1999) it must be maintained. [details]

Type locality Knysna Estuary, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.072°, 23.059°), intertidal, sandy mud. [details]

Type material ''The type material, which was collected from sandy mud in Knysna Estuary, consists of two specimens. The holotype is in two pieces; an anterior piece of 30 segments measuring 30 mm., and a breadth of 4 mm. at the 6th segment and a posterior piece of 70 segments measuring 36 mm. The co-type is complete and measures 90 mm. with 80 segments and is 2 mm. broad across the thorax. Both specimens are brown in spirit.'' (Day, 1955: 422). [details]