WoRMS name details

Oncaea gracilis (Dana, 1852)

149780  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:149780)

uncertain > taxon inquirendum
Antaria gracilis Dana, 1849 · unaccepted (synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Walter, T.C.; Boxshall, G. (2022). World of Copepods Database. Oncaea gracilis (Dana, 1852). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=149780 on 2022-06-26
2005-03-30 12:51:50Z
2008-08-06 13:32:15Z
2010-02-16 08:49:51Z

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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Ices Zooplankton: Copepoda. sheet n° 32. [details]   

status source Giesbrecht, W. (1892). Systematik und Faunistik der pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. <em>Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der Angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte, Herausgegeben von der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel.</em> 19:1-831, pls. 1-54.[published over 2 years]., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/798364
page(s): 592 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment According to Giesbrecht (1893 ["1892"]) the original description of this species (as Antaria gracilis) is insufficient for an unequivocal species identification. Some authors have synonymized Antaria gracilis with Conaea rapax (e.g. A. Scott, 1909; Boxshall, 1977) which is inconsistent with the opinion of Heron (1977). Heron (1977) also states that Oncaea gracilis (Dana) sensu T. Scott (1894) is not conspecific with Antaria gracilis. [details]

Publication date The exact publication dates of Dana´s papers and their relative priority are not always clear from the literature. This inconsistency has caused some confusion with regard to the publication dates of the oncaeid taxa he described (see under Antaria). A review of the complicated history of citation of Dana´s publications is given by Huys & Böttger-Schnack (1994). [details]