WoRMS taxon details

Loimia decora Pillai, 1961

328863  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:328863)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. <em>Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).</em> 4(1): 1-40., available online at http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/1/7600/CJS(B.S)-4(1)-1.pdf?sequence=2
page(s): 33-35, fig. 11A-D [details]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1960.3.13.26, geounit Tambalagam Bay  
Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.26, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
Note Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (=...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º). [details]
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m).  
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka).  
Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet decora is the feminine of the Latin adjective decorus, meaning 'adorned', 'beautiful' or...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet decora is the feminine of the Latin adjective decorus, meaning 'adorned', 'beautiful' or 'graceful', and in spite that it is not described, presumably makes reference to the coloration of the species, or less probably to the shape of its body. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Loimia decora Pillai, 1961. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=328863 on 2021-10-17
Date
action
by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2016-01-14 00:16:02Z
changed

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original description Pillai, T.G. (1961). Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. <em>Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).</em> 4(1): 1-40., available online at http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/1/7600/CJS(B.S)-4(1)-1.pdf?sequence=2
page(s): 33-35, fig. 11A-D [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1960.3.13.26, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
Paratype NHMUK 1960.3.13.27-28, geounit Tambalagam Bay [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 1-4 fathoms (1.8-7.3 m). [details]

Distribution Indian Ocean: Tambalagam Bay (Sri Lanka). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet decora is the feminine of the Latin adjective decorus, meaning 'adorned', 'beautiful' or 'graceful', and in spite that it is not described, presumably makes reference to the coloration of the species, or less probably to the shape of its body. [details]

Habitat Brackish water (11.0-19.0 p.p.t.) at shallow depths (1-4 fathoms; 1.8-7.3 m), in fine black mud in oyster beds. [details]

Type locality Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Tambalagam Bay (= Tambalagam Lake), centre of the lake (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 8.52º, long. 81.16º). [details]