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Polychaeta name details

Venusia punctata Johnston, 1865

340138  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:340138)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. <em>[book].</em> 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 241-242 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note England, Atlantic Ocean. The original...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality England, Atlantic Ocean. The original description refers specimens collected mainly in Berwick Bay (Northumberland, North Sea; gazetteer estimate 55.73°, -1.94°), but also in south Devon (English Channel; gazetteer estimate 50.5°, -3.4°). [details]
Depth range Not stated, probably subtidal depths.  
Depth range Not stated, probably subtidal depths. [details]

Distribution England: North Sea (Northumberland); English Channel (Devon).  
Distribution England: North Sea (Northumberland); English Channel (Devon). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet punctata, Latin adjective meaning 'spotted', refers obviously to the presence of red or...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet punctata, Latin adjective meaning 'spotted', refers obviously to the presence of red or clear roundish spots on the tentacles and segments of the worm: "The tentacula are [...] prettily speckled with reddish spots. [...] [The] segments are all speckled with scarlet dots. But the peculiar marking of the dorsal surface constitutes the distinguishing character of the species. It is punctuated, in a very pretty way, with clear roundish spots, imitating lacework in their arrangement" (Johnston, 1865: 241). [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed.  
Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Venusia punctata Johnston, 1865. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=340138 on 2019-06-19
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original description Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. <em>[book].</em> 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 241-242 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Malmgren, A. J. (1866). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(5): 355-410., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339631
page(s): 387-388; note: with Thelepus circinnata [sic] [details]   

source of synonymy Tauber, P. (1879). Annulata Danica. En Kritisk Revision af de i Danmark Fundne Annulata Chaetognatha, Gephyrea, Balanoglossi, Discophoreae, Oligochaeta, Gymnocopa og Polychaeta. <em>Reitzel. K benhavn.</em> 1-143. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 133; note: with Terebella circinnata [sic] [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Marenzeller, Emil Von (1884) Zur kenntniss der adriatischen anneliden. Dritter Beitrag. (Terebellen - (Amphitritea Mgrn.)) Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, 89(1-3), 151-215, 2 pl. , available online at http://www.archive.org/details/sitzungsbericht517klasgoog
page(s): 205; note: with Thelepus cincinnatus [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Depth range Not stated, probably subtidal depths. [details]

Distribution England: North Sea (Northumberland); English Channel (Devon). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet punctata, Latin adjective meaning 'spotted', refers obviously to the presence of red or clear roundish spots on the tentacles and segments of the worm: "The tentacula are [...] prettily speckled with reddish spots. [...] [The] segments are all speckled with scarlet dots. But the peculiar marking of the dorsal surface constitutes the distinguishing character of the species. It is punctuated, in a very pretty way, with clear roundish spots, imitating lacework in their arrangement" (Johnston, 1865: 241). [details]

Habitat "The coralline region, very common" (Johnston, 1865: 241). Tube described as being "generally constructed on old bivalve shells", belonging to Venus islandica, Pecten maximus, and Cardium echinatum[details]

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

Type locality England, Atlantic Ocean. The original description refers specimens collected mainly in Berwick Bay (Northumberland, North Sea; gazetteer estimate 55.73°, -1.94°), but also in south Devon (English Channel; gazetteer estimate 50.5°, -3.4°). [details]