WoRMS taxon details

Polydora maculata Day, 1963

330931  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330931)

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): 417-418, fig. 9a-d [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  NHMUK 1963.1.94, geounit East London  
Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.94, geounit East London [details]
Type locality contained in South African part of the Indian Ocean  
type locality contained in South African part of the Indian Ocean [details]
Note East London, east coast of Eastern Cape...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality East London, east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (33°01'S, 27°55'E), 7 m, in an old Bullia laevissima (Gmelin, 1791) shell inhabited by a hermit crab. [details]
Depth range 7 m.  
Depth range 7 m. [details]

Distribution South Africa: East London (Eastern Cape Province, Indian Ocean).  
Distribution South Africa: East London (Eastern Cape Province, Indian Ocean). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet maculata (masculine: maculatus) is a Latin participle meaning 'stained' or 'spotted', and...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet maculata (masculine: maculatus) is a Latin participle meaning 'stained' or 'spotted', and refers presumably to the pigmentation pattern on the palps, described as being ''barred with black'' (Day, 1963: 417). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Polydora maculata Day, 1963. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330931 on 2019-08-21
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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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): 417-418, fig. 9a-d [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (HKRMS) Fong, C. W. (1998). Some aspects of the ecology of the seagrass Zostera japonica in Hong Kong. <em>MPhil thesis. The University of Hong Kong.</em>  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1963.1.94, geounit East London [details]
From editor or global species database
Association Found in burrows in an old Bullia laevissima (Gmelin, 1791) shell inhabited by a hermit crab. [details]

Depth range 7 m. [details]

Distribution South Africa: East London (Eastern Cape Province, Indian Ocean). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet maculata (masculine: maculatus) is a Latin participle meaning 'stained' or 'spotted', and refers presumably to the pigmentation pattern on the palps, described as being ''barred with black'' (Day, 1963: 417). [details]

Habitat In burrows in an old Bullia laevissima (Gmelin, 1791) shell inhabited by a hermit crab, dredged at 7 m depth. [details]

Type locality East London, east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (33°01'S, 27°55'E), 7 m, in an old Bullia laevissima (Gmelin, 1791) shell inhabited by a hermit crab. [details]