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Polychaeta taxon details

Scolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998

331739  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:331739)

accepted
Species
Scolelepis melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998· accepted, alternate representation
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hutchings, Patricia A.; Frouin, Patrick; Hily, Christian. (1998). Two new species of Spionidae (Polychaeta) from Tahiti, French Polynesia. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 111(4): 799-806., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34597978
page(s): 799-803, fig. 1A-G, table 1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  AM W.23103, geounit Tahiti  
Holotype AM W.23103, geounit Tahiti [details]
Note La Fayette Beach, Tahiti, French Polynesia,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality La Fayette Beach, Tahiti, French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean (-17.504°, -149.4563°). [details]
Depth range Intertidal.  
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean: La Fayette Beach (Tahiti, French Polynesia).  
Distribution South Pacific Ocean: La Fayette Beach (Tahiti, French Polynesia). [details]

Etymology "The specific name [melasma] is a Greek word for "black", which refers to the black basaltic sediments in which this...  
Etymology "The specific name [melasma] is a Greek word for "black", which refers to the black basaltic sediments in which this species occurs" (Hutchings et al., 1998: 803). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta database. Scolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=331739 on 2021-01-28
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original description Hutchings, Patricia A.; Frouin, Patrick; Hily, Christian. (1998). Two new species of Spionidae (Polychaeta) from Tahiti, French Polynesia. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 111(4): 799-806., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34597978
page(s): 799-803, fig. 1A-G, table 1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype AM W.23103, geounit Tahiti [details]
Paratype AM W.23104, geounit Tahiti [details]
Paratype AM W.23107, geounit Tahiti [details]
Paratype LACM Poly 1831, geounit Tahiti [details]
Paratype MNHN UE 413, geounit Tahiti [details]
Paratype NHMUK 1996.518, geounit Tahiti [details]
Paratype USNM 170033, geounit Tahiti [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean: La Fayette Beach (Tahiti, French Polynesia). [details]

Etymology "The specific name [melasma] is a Greek word for "black", which refers to the black basaltic sediments in which this species occurs" (Hutchings et al., 1998: 803). [details]

Habitat In the surf zone of all basaltic beaches fully exposed to the ocean waters, not protected by a barrier reef, in the east and west coasts of Tahiti. The species lives in non-permanent mucous tubes and occurs in densities of 700-1000 m2, in fine sandy sediments in the intertidal region of the beach; the tidal range is about 50 cm. [details]

Type locality La Fayette Beach, Tahiti, French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean (-17.504°, -149.4563°). [details]

From other sources
Specimen Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, POLY TYPE 808 [details]