WoRMS name details

Amblyosyllis algefnae Viguier, 1886

338769  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338769)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Viguier, C. (1886). Etudes sur les Animaux inferieurs de la Baie d'Alger. Recherches sur les Annelides pelagiques. <em>Archives de zoologie expérimentale et générale.</em> 4: 347-442, plates 21-27., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/5470461
page(s): 425-426, plate XXVII figs. 5-9 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Bay of Algiers, Algeria, Mediterranean Sea...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Bay of Algiers, Algeria, Mediterranean Sea (gazetteer estimate 36.782°, 3.066°). [details]
Depth range Not stated, probably at shallow water.  
Depth range Not stated, probably at shallow water. [details]

Distribution Mediterranean Sea: Bay of Algiers (Algeria).  
Distribution Mediterranean Sea: Bay of Algiers (Algeria). [details]

Etymology Viguier (1886) explains that "Quant au nom spécifique, il est emprunté à la batterie située au milieu du port d'Alger."...  
Etymology Viguier (1886) explains that "Quant au nom spécifique, il est emprunté à la batterie située au milieu du port d'Alger." Aguado et al (2019: 72) further explain "Amblyosyllis algefnae was named after the artillery battery located in the middle of Algiers harbour when the species was collected, known as Al-Djefna. It was briefly cited in the 1894’s fictious novel “The Great War in England in 1897” by William Le Queux: “In a few minutes the Al-Djefna Battery in the centre of the harbour replied”. The battery was built on a submarine rock of the same name originally located opposite the mouth of the harbour and later incorporated in its interior upon its expansion, being finally integrated in the passenger’s wharf of Al Djefna (Algiers, Algeria)." [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed.  
Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Amblyosyllis algefnae Viguier, 1886. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338769 on 2019-11-15
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2019-04-11 21:48:19Z
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original description Viguier, C. (1886). Etudes sur les Animaux inferieurs de la Baie d'Alger. Recherches sur les Annelides pelagiques. <em>Archives de zoologie expérimentale et générale.</em> 4: 347-442, plates 21-27., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/5470461
page(s): 425-426, plate XXVII figs. 5-9 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Fauvel, P. (1923). Polychètes errantes. Faune de France. <em>Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris.</em> 5: 1-488., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/
page(s): 280; note: with Pterosyllis formosa Claparède, 1863 [details]   

source of synonymy 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.
page(s): 196; note: with Amblyosyllis formosa (Claparède, 1863) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Aguado, María Teresa; Capa, María; Lago-Barcia, Domingo; Gil, João; Pleijel, Fredrik; Nygren, Arne. (2019). Species delimitation in <i>Amblyosyllis</i> (Annelida, Syllidae). <em>PLoS ONE.</em> 14(4): e0214211., available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214211
page(s): 39-42, figs. 20-21 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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

Distribution Mediterranean Sea: Bay of Algiers (Algeria). [details]

Etymology Viguier (1886) explains that "Quant au nom spécifique, il est emprunté à la batterie située au milieu du port d'Alger." Aguado et al (2019: 72) further explain "Amblyosyllis algefnae was named after the artillery battery located in the middle of Algiers harbour when the species was collected, known as Al-Djefna. It was briefly cited in the 1894’s fictious novel “The Great War in England in 1897” by William Le Queux: “In a few minutes the Al-Djefna Battery in the centre of the harbour replied”. The battery was built on a submarine rock of the same name originally located opposite the mouth of the harbour and later incorporated in its interior upon its expansion, being finally integrated in the passenger’s wharf of Al Djefna (Algiers, Algeria)." [details]

Habitat Pelagic, probably a shallow water. [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]

Type locality Bay of Algiers, Algeria, Mediterranean Sea (gazetteer estimate 36.782°, 3.066°). [details]