WoRMS name details

Polydora capensis Day, 1955

330910  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330910)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
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): 416, fig. 1k-s [details]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1961.16.57-58, geounit Simon's Town  
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.57-58, geounit Simon's Town [details]
Note Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, 18.43°), intertidal, sea shore. [details]
Depth range Intertidal.  
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Atlantic and Indian shores of South Africa.  
Distribution Atlantic and Indian shores of South Africa. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa).  
Etymology The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Polydora capensis Day, 1955. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330910 on 2019-10-19
Date
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2012-07-31 21:21:47Z
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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): 416, fig. 1k-s [details]   

basis of record Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Sedentaria] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. 459–842., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596
page(s): 466, fig. 18.2.a-h [details]   

new combination reference Blake, J.A. 1996. Family Spionidae Grube, 1850. pages 81-223. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul H. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 6 - The Annelida Part 3. Polychaeta: Orbiniidae to Cossuridae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara
page(s): 188 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.57-58, geounit Simon's Town [details]
From editor or global species database
Association Several specimens were obtained by Day (1955) by breaking up the shell of a living Turbo sarmaticus Linnaeus, 1758 from spring low-water mark and extracting the worms from their burrows. [details]

Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Atlantic and Indian shores of South Africa. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]

Habitat Intertidal sea shore. Several specimens were obtained by breaking up the shell of a living Turbo sarmaticus Linnaeus, 1758 from spring low-water mark and extracting the worms from their burrows. [details]

Type locality Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, 18.43°), intertidal, sea shore. [details]