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Polychaeta name details

Eudontosyllis aciculata Knox, 1960

327570  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327570)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Knox, George A. (1960). Biological Results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 3. Polychaeta errantia. <em>New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin.</em> 139(3): 77-143., available online at https://archive.org/details/nzoimemoir00061960
page(s): 105-106, figs. 113-117 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  CMNZ, geounit Chatham Islands  
Holotype CMNZ, geounit Chatham Islands [details]
Note Hanson Bay, Chatham Islands, New Zealand,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Hanson Bay, Chatham Islands, New Zealand, Southern Pacific Ocean (-44.0°, 176.35°). [details]
Depth range 27.4 m.  
Depth range 27.4 m. [details]

Distribution Southern Pacific Ocean: Chatham Islands (Hanson Bay). Known only fro the type locality.  
Distribution Southern Pacific Ocean: Chatham Islands (Hanson Bay). Known only fro the type locality. [details]

Etymology Not explicitly stated in the original decription. The specific epithet aciculata is a New Latin adjective meaning 'having...  
Etymology Not explicitly stated in the original decription. The specific epithet aciculata is a New Latin adjective meaning 'having aciculae' or 'aciculate', and refers very likely to the presence of an acicula below the dorsal cirrus, considered by the author as a unique feature of the taxon: "Below the dorsal cirrus there is a single, large, curved acicula. [...] The presence of a notoaciculum in this species is a unique feature" (Knox, 1960: 106). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Eudontosyllis aciculata Knox, 1960. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327570 on 2020-08-09
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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 Knox, George A. (1960). Biological Results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 3. Polychaeta errantia. <em>New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin.</em> 139(3): 77-143., available online at https://archive.org/details/nzoimemoir00061960
page(s): 105-106, figs. 113-117 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358.
note: as Eusyllis aciculata [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype CMNZ, geounit Chatham Islands [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 27.4 m. [details]

Distribution Southern Pacific Ocean: Chatham Islands (Hanson Bay). Known only fro the type locality. [details]

Etymology Not explicitly stated in the original decription. The specific epithet aciculata is a New Latin adjective meaning 'having aciculae' or 'aciculate', and refers very likely to the presence of an acicula below the dorsal cirrus, considered by the author as a unique feature of the taxon: "Below the dorsal cirrus there is a single, large, curved acicula. [...] The presence of a notoaciculum in this species is a unique feature" (Knox, 1960: 106). [details]

Habitat Coarse shell sand and limestone, at 27 m. [details]

Synonymy San Martín & Hutchings (2006: 276) suggested the synonymy between Eudontosyllis aciculata Knox, 1960 and Eusyllis assimilis Marenzeller, 1875, but were unable to revise the type material of the former species. Considering that the synonymy was only suggested, based solely in the original description, and that it is unlikely that a Mediterranean species occurs in the Southern Pacific Ocean, E. aciculata is considered here as a valid species, until further information becomes available. [details]

Type locality Hanson Bay, Chatham Islands, New Zealand, Southern Pacific Ocean (-44.0°, 176.35°). [details]