WoRMS name details

Terebella medusa Savigny, 1822

332482  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332482)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. <em>Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 85-86, plate I fig. 3 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Suez and surrounding waters, Gulf of Suez, Red...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Suez and surrounding waters, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate 29.92°, 32.53°). [details]
Depth range Not stated, probably intertidal to shallow water.  
Depth range Not stated, probably intertidal to shallow water. [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Gulf of Suez (Red Sea).  
Distribution Indian Ocean: Gulf of Suez (Red Sea). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet medusa refers probably to Medusa, the monster of the Greek mythology described as having...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet medusa refers probably to Medusa, the monster of the Greek mythology described as having living venomous snakes in place of hair, possibly making an analogy between the buccal tentacles of the worm and the snakes of the monster. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Terebella medusa Savigny, 1822. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332482 on 2020-04-10
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original description Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. <em>Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 85-86, plate I fig. 3 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Quatrefages, A. (1866). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <b>Volume 2.</b>. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 362 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

new combination reference Gravier, C. (1906). Contribution à l'étude des annélides polychètes de la Mer Rouge (Suite). <em>Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 4e Série.</em> 8(1): 123-236, plates 1-8., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36098702
page(s): 223 [details]   

new combination reference Malmgren, Anders Johan. (1866). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. [part three of three]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(5): 355-410, plates XVIII-XXIX., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339631
page(s): 380, plate XXV fig. 80C; note: as Loimia medusa (Savigny, 1822) [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Depth range Not stated, probably intertidal to shallow water. [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Gulf of Suez (Red Sea). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet medusa refers probably to Medusa, the monster of the Greek mythology described as having living venomous snakes in place of hair, possibly making an analogy between the buccal tentacles of the worm and the snakes of the monster. [details]

Habitat Not clearly stated, but probably on or near the coast: "Espèce nouvelle des côtes dela mer Rouge" (Savigny, 1822: 85). [details]

Type locality Suez and surrounding waters, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate 29.92°, 32.53°). [details]