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Polychaeta name details

Scoloplos (Leodamas) gracilis Pillai, 1961

331770  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:331770)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination with current genus as subgenus)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. <em>Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).</em> 4(1): 1-40., available online at http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/1/7600/CJS(B.S)-4(1)-1.pdf?sequence=2
page(s): 22-24, figs. 7M-O, 8A-F; note: described as Scoloplos (Leodamus) [sic] gracilis [details]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1960.3.13.11, geounit Tambalagam Bay  
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.11, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
Note Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (=...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º). [details]
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m).   
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m).  [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.   
Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet gracilis is a Latin adjective meaning 'slender' or 'thin', and presumably refers to the...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet gracilis is a Latin adjective meaning 'slender' or 'thin', and presumably refers to the body shape of the species, stated to be between 46-49 mm long, 0.75-0.9 mm wide at the thorax, and 0.5-0.6 mm at the abdomen. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Scoloplos (Leodamas) gracilis Pillai, 1961. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=331770 on 2019-12-12
Date
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-01-13 16:53:19Z
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2019-05-12 21:05:59Z
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original description Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. <em>Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).</em> 4(1): 1-40., available online at http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/1/7600/CJS(B.S)-4(1)-1.pdf?sequence=2
page(s): 22-24, figs. 7M-O, 8A-F; note: described as Scoloplos (Leodamus) [sic] gracilis [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Fong, C. W. (1998). Some aspects of the ecology of the seagrass Zostera japonica in Hong Kong. <em>MPhil thesis. The University of Hong Kong.</em>  [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Blake, James A. (2017). Polychaeta Orbiniidae from Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, the Abyssal Pacific Ocean, and off South America. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4218(1): 1-145 [monograph]., available online at http://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4218.1.1/25653
page(s): 50, table 1; note: as Leodamas gracilis [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.11, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.12, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m).  [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet gracilis is a Latin adjective meaning 'slender' or 'thin', and presumably refers to the body shape of the species, stated to be between 46-49 mm long, 0.75-0.9 mm wide at the thorax, and 0.5-0.6 mm at the abdomen. [details]

Habitat Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds.  [details]

Type locality Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º). [details]