WoRMS taxon details

Phragmatopoma moerchi Kinberg, 1866

337791  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:337791)

accepted
Species

Subspecies Phragmatopoma moerchi digitata Rioja, 1962 accepted as Phragmatopoma digitata Rioja, 1962 (rank upgrade to species)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Kinberg, J.G.H. (1866). Annulata nova. [Continuatio, [Oligochaeta: Lumbricina] Acad. propos. die 18 Aprilis 1866.]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 23(4): 97-103., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32287551 [details]   
Type locality contained in Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Pacific Ocean, Hawaii  
From other sources
Type locality Pacific Ocean, Hawaii [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Phragmatopoma moerchi Kinberg, 1866. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=337791 on 2021-10-22
Date
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2020-09-05 02:35:24Z
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original description Kinberg, J.G.H. (1866). Annulata nova. [Continuatio, [Oligochaeta: Lumbricina] Acad. propos. die 18 Aprilis 1866.]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 23(4): 97-103., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32287551 [details]   

source of synonymy Kirtley, David W. 1994. A review and taxonomic revision of the family Sabellariidae Johnston, 1865 (Annelida; Polychaeta). Science Series number 1. 1-223. Sabecon Press. Vero Beach, Florida.
page(s): 37; note: synonymized under Phragmatopoma virgini [details]   

source of synonymy Johansson, Karl Eric. (1927). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Polychaeten-Familien Hermellidae Sabellidae und Serpulidae. [inaugural-dissertation]. <em>Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala.</em> 11: 1-184. [details]   

redescription Hartman, Olga. (1944). Polychaetous annelids. Part VI. Paraonidae, Magelonidae, Longosomidae, Ctenodrilidae, and Sabellariidae. <em>Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions.</em> 10(3): 311-389., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4680264
page(s): 350, Plate 35, Fig. 76 ; Plate 36, Figs. 80-83 ; Plate 39, Figs. 97, 98; note: redescribed from holotype, also Peru & Chile specimens [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

biology source Sepúlveda, Roger D.; Moreno, Rodrigo A.; Carrasco, Franklin D. (2003). Diversidad de macroinvertebrados asociados a arrecifes de Phragmatopoma moerchi kinberg, 1867 (Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) en el intermareal rocoso de Cocholgüe, Chile [Macroinvertebrate diversity associated to reefs of Phragmatopoma moerchi Kinberg, 1867 (Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) in the intertidal rocky shore at Cocholgüe, Chile]. <em>Gayana.</em> 67(1): 45-54., available online at https://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0717-65382003000100007&nrm=iso
note: There is no indication as to how the species was identified as Phragmatopoma moerchi [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Validity in doubt Hartman (1944:350) redescribed the Hawaii holotype and maintained Phragmatopoma moerchi as valid. Bailey-Brock (1987: 397) appears to indicate that colonies of P. moerchi occur off Oahu Island, Hawaii. However, Kirtley (1994: 38), although aware of Bailey-Brock's account, suggested that, as there were no specimens in the Bishop Museum, there were no indications that Phragmatopoma moerchi truly occurred in Hawaii. His implication was that Kinberg's record was erroneously assigned to Hawaii (instead of to southern South America), although Kirtley did not overtly state this. Kirtley synonymized P. moerchi to P. virgini, and suggested that alternatively it was a species inquirenda. The issue has not been resolved, although Nunes et al (2017) found a published genetic sequence identified as P. moerchi was distinct, although close to P. virgini. The geolocation of the specimen was not stated in Nunes et al, but it was submitted by Drake et al (2007) and came from Chile. There is no information on how this specimen was identified to be P. moerchi (type locality Hawaii), and in fact Drake et al had only tentatively assigned it to P. moerchi. Chávez-López (2020) reviewed Central & South American Phragmatopoma, and reported only one location for P. moerchi, which was the Hawaiian type locality, although southern South American workers have reported reefs of Phragmatopoma which they (eg. Sepúlveda et al 2003 in Chile) have assigned to P. moerchi. Chávez-López (2020) states that "re-description of P. moerchi is necessary", but appears to regard it as distinct. [details]

From other sources
Specimen Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm [details]

Type locality Pacific Ocean, Hawaii [details]