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Polychaeta taxon details

Odontosyllis arenicolor Grube, 1878

330059  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330059)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Grube, Adolph-Eduard. (1878). Annulata Semperiana. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Annelidenfauna der Philippinen nach den von Herrn Prof. Semper mitgebrachten Sammlungen. <em>Mémoires l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.- Pétersbourg.</em> (série 7) 25(8): 1-300., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45379218
page(s): 126-127 [details]   
Note Philippine Islands, Bohol (geocoordinates not...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Philippine Islands, Bohol (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 9.41, long. 124.49).  [details]
Type material Two syntypes deposited at the MPW (No. 324). According to Wiktor (1980: 271-272): "There is no certainty whether it [MPW. No. 324] is a syntype because [the] locus typicus given in the diagnosis [is] "Philippinen (Bohol)" [and it] does not coincide with Grube's label, where the place of collecting [of] our specimens has been given [as] "Camiguin, Philippinen". As it becomes obvious from the introduction to Grube's work (1878, pp. III-VII), Semper collected this species from one place only called Bohol. Grube's diagnosis was based on two specimens, which dimensions are given. In our collection we have only two specimens collected by Semper, the dimensions coinciding with these in [the] diagnosis. The mistake in the name of the place must have been either in the work or on the label."

Bohol and Camaguin islands are both located at Bohol Sea (Philippines) and separated by 50 km in straight line. In the absence of more detailed information concerning Samper’s collection sites in both islands, the mistake does not seem to be particularly serious. There is still a possibility to know where C. Semper was sampling in July 1863, the collection date of these specimens, with base on his travelogues, letters or other possible registers, if such information exists. As already stated by Wiktor (1980), the two specimens deposited at the MPW seem to be the syntypes of Odontosyllis arenicola described by Grube (1878).  [details]
Depth range Unknown.   
Depth range Unknown.  [details]

Distribution Philippine Islands: Bohol.   
Distribution Philippine Islands: Bohol.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet arenicolor refers to the coloration of the species, described as being sand colored or light ochre...  
Etymology The specific epithet arenicolor refers to the coloration of the species, described as being sand colored or light ochre ("arenicolor vel pallide ochracea").  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Odontosyllis arenicolor Grube, 1878. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330059 on 2020-09-21
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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original description Grube, Adolph-Eduard. (1878). Annulata Semperiana. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Annelidenfauna der Philippinen nach den von Herrn Prof. Semper mitgebrachten Sammlungen. <em>Mémoires l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.- Pétersbourg.</em> (série 7) 25(8): 1-300., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45379218
page(s): 126-127 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype MPW No. 324, geounit Philippines [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Unknown.  [details]

Distribution Philippine Islands: Bohol.  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet arenicolor refers to the coloration of the species, described as being sand colored or light ochre ("arenicolor vel pallide ochracea").  [details]

Habitat Unknown.  [details]

Type locality Philippine Islands, Bohol (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 9.41, long. 124.49).  [details]

Type material Two syntypes deposited at the MPW (No. 324). According to Wiktor (1980: 271-272): "There is no certainty whether it [MPW. No. 324] is a syntype because [the] locus typicus given in the diagnosis [is] "Philippinen (Bohol)" [and it] does not coincide with Grube's label, where the place of collecting [of] our specimens has been given [as] "Camiguin, Philippinen". As it becomes obvious from the introduction to Grube's work (1878, pp. III-VII), Semper collected this species from one place only called Bohol. Grube's diagnosis was based on two specimens, which dimensions are given. In our collection we have only two specimens collected by Semper, the dimensions coinciding with these in [the] diagnosis. The mistake in the name of the place must have been either in the work or on the label."

Bohol and Camaguin islands are both located at Bohol Sea (Philippines) and separated by 50 km in straight line. In the absence of more detailed information concerning Samper’s collection sites in both islands, the mistake does not seem to be particularly serious. There is still a possibility to know where C. Semper was sampling in July 1863, the collection date of these specimens, with base on his travelogues, letters or other possible registers, if such information exists. As already stated by Wiktor (1980), the two specimens deposited at the MPW seem to be the syntypes of Odontosyllis arenicola described by Grube (1878).  [details]