WoRMS source details

Bosc, L.A.G. (1802). Histoire Naturelle des Vers : contenant leur description et leurs moeurs, avec figures dessinées d'après nature. Guilleminet, Paris, chez Deterville. 3 vols. 324 pp. + pls. 1-10; 300 pp. + pls. 11-25; 270 pp. + pls. 26-32. 1-324.
10.5962/bhl.title.59167 [view]
Bosc, L.A.G.
Histoire Naturelle des Vers : contenant leur description et leurs moeurs, avec figures dessinées d'après nature.
Guilleminet, Paris, chez Deterville.
3 vols. 324 pp. + pls. 1-10; 300 pp. + pls. 11-25; 270 pp. + pls. 26-32. 1-324.
The 3 volumes of Bosc have separate records. Created for Ascidiacea: volume 3 only. [Do not use for Annelida: Polychaeta, which are only in volume 1, see volume 1 source record] BHL have two sets of Bosc
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
BHL DOI links to a microfilmed copy, and the plates are only black & white. A second version is at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39123389 There is also a third BHL set (Vol.1 link), but it looks like the plates have been removed from this copy
Systematics, Taxonomy
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2022-03-21 15:54:44Z

Acerotisa notulata (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Amphitrite cornuta O F Müller, 1776 (additional source)
Amphitrite pennacea Müller, 1776 (additional source)
Amphitrite ventricosa Bosc, 1802 (original description)
Aphrodita armadillo Bosc, 1802 accepted as Lepidonotus squamatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (original description)
Beroe ovatus Bosc, 1802 (original description)
Fasciola coryphaenae Bosc, 1802 accepted as Hirudinella ventricosa (Pallas, 1774) Baird, 1853 (original description)
Fasciola fusca Bosc, 1802 accepted as Hirudinella fusca (Bosc, 1802) Manter, 1926 accepted as Hirudinella ventricosa (Pallas, 1774) Baird, 1853 (original description)
Flustra tuberculata Bosc, 1802 accepted as Jellyella tuberculata (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Hirudo tessellata [auct. misspelling for 'tessulata'] accepted as Theromyzon tessulatum (O. F. Müller, 1773) (basis of record)
Limax carolinianus Bosc, 1802 accepted as Philomycus carolinianus (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Nereis cuprea Bosc, 1802 accepted as Diopatra cuprea (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Nereis fasciata Bosc, 1802 accepted as Proceraea fasciata (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Nereis frontalis Bosc, 1802 (original description)
Physalia pelasgica Bosc, 1802 accepted as Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (original description)
Planaria notulata Bosc, 1801 accepted as Acerotisa notulata (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Polydora Bosc, 1802 (original description)
Polydora cornuta Bosc, 1802 (original description)
Sepia nigra Bosc, 1802 accepted as Dosidicus gigas (d'Orbigny [in 1834-1847], 1835) (original description)
Sepia pelagica Bosc, 1802 accepted as Hyaloteuthis pelagica (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Serpula hexagona Bosc, 1802 accepted as Hydroides hexagona (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Serpula operculata Bosc, 1802 (original description)
Serpula quinquecostata (Daudin, 1800) accepted as Spirobranchus lima (Grube, 1862) (new combination reference)
Sertularia disticha Bosc, 1802 accepted as Dynamena disticha (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Spirorbis communis Bosc, 1802 (original description)
Spongia aculeata Linnaeus, 1759 accepted as Callyspongia (Cladochalina) aculeata (Linnaeus, 1759) (additional source)
Spongia canalium Schröter, 1788 accepted as Spongilla lacustris (Linnaeus, 1759) (additional source)
Spongia cancellata Sowerby, 1806 accepted as Haliclona (Reniera) cinerea (Grant, 1826) (additional source)
Spongia ciliata Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Sycon ciliatum (Fabricius, 1780) (additional source)
Spongia coronata Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Sycon ciliatum (Fabricius, 1780) (additional source)
Spongia fistularis Pallas, 1766 accepted as Aplysina fistularis (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Spongia flabelliformis Linnaeus, 1759 accepted as Ianthella flabelliformis (Linnaeus, 1759) (additional source)
Spongia infundibuliformis Linnaeus, 1759 accepted as Axinella infundibuliformis (Linnaeus, 1759) (additional source)
Spongia muricata sensu Linnaeus, 1759 (additional source)
Spongia oculata Linnaeus, 1759 accepted as Haliclona (Haliclona) oculata (Linnaeus, 1759) (additional source)
Spongia officinalis Linnaeus, 1759 represented as Spongia (Spongia) officinalis Linnaeus, 1759 (additional source)
Spongia peziza Bosc, 1802 accepted as Cliona celata Grant, 1826 (original description)
Spongia tubulosa Linnaeus, 1759 accepted as Callyspongia (Callyspongia) tubulosa (Linnaeus, 1759) (additional source)
Spongia ventilabra Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Phakellia ventilabrum (Linnaeus, 1767) (additional source)
Talitrus grillus Bosc, 1802 accepted as Speziorchestia grillus (Bosc, 1802) (original description)
Thalassema echiura (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Echiurus echiurus (Pallas, 1766) (new combination reference)
Thalassema edulis (Pallas, 1774) accepted as Siphonosoma cumanense (Keferstein, 1867) (new combination reference)


As can be seen from the description by Leidy (see image) here he was correctly recombining Aphrodita armadillo Bosc ... [details]


Hartman catalogue (1959:597) gives the combination Serpula quinquecostata as an original name authored by Bosc ... [details]


Daudin (1800) originally named the taxon in Vermetus (Mollusca), although he seemed aware it was a serpulid. Bosc ... [details]


Original diagnosis by Bosc (1802: 150): "Corps alongé, articulé, à anneaux nombreux, garnis de chaque côté ... [details]


The genus is named after Polydora, one of the Oceanides of the Ancient Greek mythology, minor goddesses and water ... [details]


Bosc described the tube of Serpula hexagona as "montrant la moitié d'un prisme hexagone …", and the name is a ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

Feminine. Bosc named Polydora for a water nymph of Greek mythology. [details]


Lamarck (1801, p. 329) noted "Thalassema rupium. n. Lumbricus thalassema. Lin. Pall. Spicil. Zool. 10, p. 10, t. 1, ... [details]


There are subsequent misspellings in which tessulata is changed to tessellata, for example in Bosc (1802) [details]


Zibrowius (1971:699) states that Serpula hexagona is indeterminable and does not match Hydroides dianthus, but that ... [details]

 Type locality

Charleston Harbour, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, gazetteer 32.8186° -79.9279°  [details]