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Polychaeta name details

Nereis (Leptonereis) distorta Treadwell, 1936

329579  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:329579)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Treadwell, Aaron L. 1936. Polychaetous annelids from Amoy, China. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 83(2984): 261-279., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7767781#page/299/mode/1up
page(s): 273-275, fig. 20a-f; note: a single epitokous male specimen [details]   
Holotype  USNM 20118, geounit Xiamen  
Holotype USNM 20118, geounit Xiamen [details]
Type locality contained in Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Amoy [= Xiamen], Fujian, China, Taiwan Strait,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Amoy [= Xiamen], Fujian, China, Taiwan Strait, North Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate 24.47°, 118.06°). [details]
Type material Holotype deposited in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (USNM 20118). [details]
Depth range Not stated in the original description, probably not registered. The holotype is an epitokous male specimen, so it could...  
Depth range Not stated in the original description, probably not registered. The holotype is an epitokous male specimen, so it could have been collected in the water column. [details]

Distribution North Pacific Ocean: Xiamen (Fujian, China).  
Distribution North Pacific Ocean: Xiamen (Fujian, China). [details]

Etymology The specific epithet distorta is a Latin adjective meaning 'distorted' or 'deformed'. It is not explicitly stated, but the...  
Etymology The specific epithet distorta is a Latin adjective meaning 'distorted' or 'deformed'. It is not explicitly stated, but the name refers clearly to the body shape of the holotype, as described by the author: "From the fourth to the eighth setigerous somites there is a rapid increase in length and breadth, the eighth being two and a half times the width and three to four times the length of the peristomium. Possibly some of these differences are due to distortion caused by preservation methods" (Treadwell, 1936: 273). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Nereis (Leptonereis) distorta Treadwell, 1936. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=329579 on 2019-12-14
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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original description Treadwell, Aaron L. 1936. Polychaetous annelids from Amoy, China. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 83(2984): 261-279., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7767781#page/299/mode/1up
page(s): 273-275, fig. 20a-f; note: a single epitokous male specimen [details]   

source of synonymy Pettibone, Marian H. (1971). Revision of some species referred to <i>Leptonereis</i>, <i>Nicon</i>, and <i>Laeonereis</i> (Polychaeta: Nereididae). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 104: 1-53., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/dspace/handle/10088/5689
page(s): 44-46, fig. 25; note: with Tylorrhynchus heterochetus (Quatrefages, 1866) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype USNM 20118, geounit Xiamen [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Not stated in the original description, probably not registered. The holotype is an epitokous male specimen, so it could have been collected in the water column. [details]

Distribution North Pacific Ocean: Xiamen (Fujian, China). [details]

Etymology The specific epithet distorta is a Latin adjective meaning 'distorted' or 'deformed'. It is not explicitly stated, but the name refers clearly to the body shape of the holotype, as described by the author: "From the fourth to the eighth setigerous somites there is a rapid increase in length and breadth, the eighth being two and a half times the width and three to four times the length of the peristomium. Possibly some of these differences are due to distortion caused by preservation methods" (Treadwell, 1936: 273). [details]

Habitat Not stated in the original description, probably not registered. The holotype is an epitokous male specimen, so it could have been collected in the water column.  [details]

Type locality Amoy [= Xiamen], Fujian, China, Taiwan Strait, North Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate 24.47°, 118.06°). [details]

Type material Holotype deposited in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (USNM 20118). [details]