WoRMS taxon details

Scoloplos robustus Rullier, 1964

157565  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157565)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Rullier, François. (1964). Contribution à la faune des annélides polychètes du Cameroun. <em>Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire, Série A.</em> 26(4): 1071-1102.
page(s): 1090-1092, fig. 2 [details]   
Holotype  MNHN POLY TYPE 829, geounit Cameroon  
Holotype MNHN POLY TYPE 829, geounit Cameroon [details]
Type locality contained in Cameroonian Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Cameroonian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Cameroon, west Central Africa, Atlantic Ocean...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Cameroon, west Central Africa, Atlantic Ocean (2.9333°, 9.7417°), 45-50 m, soft mud. [details]
Depth range 45-50 m.  
Depth range 45-50 m. [details]

Distribution Eastern Atlantic Ocean: continental shelf of Cameroon. Wide geographic distribution probably is the result from confused...  
Distribution Eastern Atlantic Ocean: continental shelf of Cameroon. Wide geographic distribution probably is the result from confused records (see 'Editor's comment' below). [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet robustus is a Latin adjective meaning 'solid', 'firm' or...  
Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet robustus is a Latin adjective meaning 'solid', 'firm' or 'robust', and refers presumably to the solid look of the type specimen, stated to have ''un diamètre supérieur [than Scoloplos kerguelensis McIntosh, 1885]'' (Rullier, 1964: 1092), the species stated to be the most similar one and with which teh new species was compared. [details]

Homonymy If Scoloplos (Leodamas) robustus had remained in Scoloplos (it is currently combined as Leodamas robustus), then Scoloplos...  
Homonymy If Scoloplos (Leodamas) robustus had remained in Scoloplos (it is currently combined as Leodamas robustus), then Scoloplos robustus Rullier would be a junior homonym [details]

Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence to North Carolina; Gulf of Mexico  
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence to North Carolina; Gulf of Mexico [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Scoloplos robustus Rullier, 1964. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157565 on 2021-07-30
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original description Rullier, François. (1964). Contribution à la faune des annélides polychètes du Cameroun. <em>Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire, Série A.</em> 26(4): 1071-1102.
page(s): 1090-1092, fig. 2 [details]   

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

Holotype MNHN POLY TYPE 829, geounit Cameroon [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 45-50 m. [details]

Distribution Eastern Atlantic Ocean: continental shelf of Cameroon. Wide geographic distribution probably is the result from confused records (see 'Editor's comment' below). [details]

Editor's comment Awaiting resolution. Apparent Geographic distribution probably arising from confused records. There are three possible "Scoloplos robustus" as original or recombinations, possible secondary homonyms. This one from Cameroon is not the North American taxon S. robustus (Verrill, 1873) [now in Leitoscoloplos, and is not the South American S. (Leodamas) robustus (Kinberg, 1866) [now in Leodamas] [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet robustus is a Latin adjective meaning 'solid', 'firm' or 'robust', and refers presumably to the solid look of the type specimen, stated to have ''un diamètre supérieur [than Scoloplos kerguelensis McIntosh, 1885]'' (Rullier, 1964: 1092), the species stated to be the most similar one and with which teh new species was compared. [details]

Habitat Soft mud, at shelf depths. [details]

Homonymy If Scoloplos (Leodamas) robustus had remained in Scoloplos (it is currently combined as Leodamas robustus), then Scoloplos robustus Rullier would be a junior homonym [details]

Specimen Holotype initially deposited at the Laboratoire de Zoologie, Faculté Libre des Sciences d'Angers, France (Rullier, 1964: 1092), now deposited at the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (Solis-Weiss et al., 2004: S19), under the code MNHN POLY TYPE 829. [details]

Type locality Cameroon, west Central Africa, Atlantic Ocean (2.9333°, 9.7417°), 45-50 m, soft mud. [details]

From other sources
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence to North Carolina; Gulf of Mexico [details]

Habitat infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]