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Polychaeta name details

Neottis rugosa Ehlers, 1897

340107  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:340107)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ehlers, Ernst. (1897). Zur Kenntnis der ostafrikanischen Borstenwurmer. <em>Nachrichten von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse.</em> Jahre [Year] 1897: 158-176., available online at http://www.digizeitschriften.de/en/dms/img/?PID=GDZPPN002497816
page(s): 171-172 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Zanzibar and coast of Tanzania, Indian Ocean....  
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Type locality Zanzibar and coast of Tanzania, Indian Ocean. In 1897 E. Ehlers published two papers based on the material collected in Eastern Africa (mainly in Zanzibar) by Dr. Völtzkow and Dr. Stuhlmann. At that time Zanzibar referred to the Sultanate of Zanzibar, comprising the Zanzibar Archipelago and a coastal mainland strip just in front of it, in what is now Tanzania, and which had just felt under German administration when the material was collected (1888-1889). In the first of these papers (“Zur Kenntnis der ostafrikanischen Borstenwurmer”) Ehlers describes Neottis rugosa as new, and gives the collection data as “Sansibar (V. St. [= Voeltzkow, Stuhlmann]), Kokotoni-Pangani, Ras Muhesa, verschlammtes Riff, unter Steinen [= mudbank, under stones]”. The second paper (“Ostafrikanischen Polychaeten gesammelt von Herrn Dr. F. Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889”) is presented as an excerpt of the first one comprising only the polychaetes collected by Dr. Stuhlmann in East Africa, although some new data are added and some records included in the first paper are missing. The collection details of Neottis rugosa in this second paper are given as “1430, 1431, 1432, Kokotoni; 17. VIII. 1889.”, while the record of the species from “Pangani, Ras Muhesa” is missing. From the data concerning other taxa, it is possible to deduce that the material of N. rugosa from this latter locality was certainly also collected by Dr. Stuhlmann, on the date of “5.XII.1889”. As no holotype seems to have been selected, the type localities of the species are thus: 1) Kototoni [= Mkokotoni], Zanzibar Island, Tanzania, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -5.873°, 39.255°); 2) Ras Muhesa, Pangani, coast of Tanzania, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -5.431°, 38.983°), mudbank, under stones.  [details]
Depth range Not explicitly stated, but probably intertidal to shallow water.  
Depth range Not explicitly stated, but probably intertidal to shallow water. [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Zanzibar and coast of Tanzania.  
Distribution Indian Ocean: Zanzibar and coast of Tanzania. [details]

Etymology Not stated by the author. The specific epithet rugosa is a Latin adjective meaning 'wrinkled', and refers presumably to the...  
Etymology Not stated by the author. The specific epithet rugosa is a Latin adjective meaning 'wrinkled', and refers presumably to the heavily wrinkled surface of the anterior abdominal region, considered to be a distinctive feature of the species: "Bauchfläche in der vorderen Körperstrecke unregelmäßig und stark, oft quer gerunzelt [...]. Habituell hat die Art große Aehnlichkeit mit Neottis spectabilis Verr. des antarctischen Kreises; bei dieser ist die Ventralfiäche der vorderen Segmente ähnlich, nur nicht so stark gerunzelt wie hier" [= "Abdominal surface of anterior body region irregular and thick, often cross-wrinkled [...]. In a general way the species is very similar to Neottis spectabilis Verr. from the antarctic circle; in this the ventral region is similar in the anterior segments, but not has heavily wrinkled as here"] (Ehlers, 1897: 171-172). [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed.  
Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Neottis rugosa Ehlers, 1897. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=340107 on 2020-01-28
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original description Ehlers, Ernst. (1897). Zur Kenntnis der ostafrikanischen Borstenwurmer. <em>Nachrichten von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse.</em> Jahre [Year] 1897: 158-176., available online at http://www.digizeitschriften.de/en/dms/img/?PID=GDZPPN002497816
page(s): 171-172 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Ehlers, Ernst. (1897). Ostafrikanische Polychaeten gesammelt von Herrn Dr. F. Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. <em>Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten.</em> 14(2.Beiheft): 103-110., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28755090
page(s): 107-108 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Augener, H. (1914). Polychaeta II: Sedentaria. pp. 1-72. In: Michaelsen, W. and Hartmeyer, R. (Eds.). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. Volume 5. Gustav Fischer. Jena.
page(s): 95-98; note: with Terebella plagiostoma Schmarda, 1861 [as Thelepus[details]   

new combination reference Ehlers, E. (1901). Die Anneliden der Sammlung Plate, in: Plate, L. (1902). Fauna chilensis. Abhandlungen zur Kenntniss der Zoologie Chiles nach den Sammlungen von Dr. L. Plate. Zweiter Band. <em>Zoologische Jahrbücher.</em> Supplementband V: 251-272., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14200976
page(s): 268; note: as Thelepus rugosus [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Depth range Not explicitly stated, but probably intertidal to shallow water. [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Zanzibar and coast of Tanzania. [details]

Etymology Not stated by the author. The specific epithet rugosa is a Latin adjective meaning 'wrinkled', and refers presumably to the heavily wrinkled surface of the anterior abdominal region, considered to be a distinctive feature of the species: "Bauchfläche in der vorderen Körperstrecke unregelmäßig und stark, oft quer gerunzelt [...]. Habituell hat die Art große Aehnlichkeit mit Neottis spectabilis Verr. des antarctischen Kreises; bei dieser ist die Ventralfiäche der vorderen Segmente ähnlich, nur nicht so stark gerunzelt wie hier" [= "Abdominal surface of anterior body region irregular and thick, often cross-wrinkled [...]. In a general way the species is very similar to Neottis spectabilis Verr. from the antarctic circle; in this the ventral region is similar in the anterior segments, but not has heavily wrinkled as here"] (Ehlers, 1897: 171-172). [details]

Habitat Muddy sediments. [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]

Type locality Zanzibar and coast of Tanzania, Indian Ocean. In 1897 E. Ehlers published two papers based on the material collected in Eastern Africa (mainly in Zanzibar) by Dr. Völtzkow and Dr. Stuhlmann. At that time Zanzibar referred to the Sultanate of Zanzibar, comprising the Zanzibar Archipelago and a coastal mainland strip just in front of it, in what is now Tanzania, and which had just felt under German administration when the material was collected (1888-1889). In the first of these papers (“Zur Kenntnis der ostafrikanischen Borstenwurmer”) Ehlers describes Neottis rugosa as new, and gives the collection data as “Sansibar (V. St. [= Voeltzkow, Stuhlmann]), Kokotoni-Pangani, Ras Muhesa, verschlammtes Riff, unter Steinen [= mudbank, under stones]”. The second paper (“Ostafrikanischen Polychaeten gesammelt von Herrn Dr. F. Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889”) is presented as an excerpt of the first one comprising only the polychaetes collected by Dr. Stuhlmann in East Africa, although some new data are added and some records included in the first paper are missing. The collection details of Neottis rugosa in this second paper are given as “1430, 1431, 1432, Kokotoni; 17. VIII. 1889.”, while the record of the species from “Pangani, Ras Muhesa” is missing. From the data concerning other taxa, it is possible to deduce that the material of N. rugosa from this latter locality was certainly also collected by Dr. Stuhlmann, on the date of “5.XII.1889”. As no holotype seems to have been selected, the type localities of the species are thus: 1) Kototoni [= Mkokotoni], Zanzibar Island, Tanzania, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -5.873°, 39.255°); 2) Ras Muhesa, Pangani, coast of Tanzania, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -5.431°, 38.983°), mudbank, under stones.  [details]