From Jirkov (2018: 45): "The species is named after my friend Mr. David Hall, Head of Marine and Freshwater Laboratories, Associate Director APEM Ltd., UK".
Jirkov, Igor. (2018). Three new species of <i>Thelepus</i> Leuckart, 1849 from Europe and a re-description of <i>T. cincinnatus</i> (Fabricius, 1780) (Annelida, Terebellidae). <em>ZooKeys.</em> 759: 29-56. Available for editors [request]