WoRMS name details

Ophelina margaleffi Sardá, Gil, Taboada & Gili, 2009

734537  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:734537)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Sardá, R.; Gil, J.; Taboada, S.; Gili, J.M. 2009. Polychaete species captured in sediment traps moored in northwestern Mediterranean submarine canyons. <i>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society</i> 155(1): 1-21 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 11, fig. 4 [details]   
Holotype , geounit Western Mediterranean  
Holotype, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
Note Western Mediterranean Sea, off Barcelona, Foix...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Western Mediterranean Sea, off Barcelona, Foix Canyon, st. ST01C21 (41º02'N; 01º56'E), 1165 m depth, in the water column 30 m above sea floor. [details]
Type material Contrary to what is stated in the description, the type material was not deposited at the Centre Mediterrani d'Investigacions Marines i Ambientals - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain). The whereabouts of the type material is at present uncertain (Rafael Sardá, pers. com. May 2015).  [details]
Depth range Collected in the water column, at depths of 605-1165 m, 30 m above sea floor.  
Depth range Collected in the water column, at depths of 605-1165 m, 30 m above sea floor. [details]

Distribution Western Mediterranean Sea: Planier Canyon (off Marseille), Lacaze-Duthiers Canyon (off Banyuls-sur-Mer), and Foix Canyon...  
Distribution Western Mediterranean Sea: Planier Canyon (off Marseille), Lacaze-Duthiers Canyon (off Banyuls-sur-Mer), and Foix Canyon (off Barcelona).  [details]

Etymology The species is dedicated to Dr. Ramon Margalef, an eminent ecologist who at the publication of the paper had recently...  
Etymology The species is dedicated to Dr. Ramon Margalef, an eminent ecologist who at the publication of the paper had recently passed away, in gratitude for his stimulating work. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Ophelina margaleffi Sardá, Gil, Taboada & Gili, 2009. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=734537 on 2021-08-05
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original description Sardá, R.; Gil, J.; Taboada, S.; Gili, J.M. 2009. Polychaete species captured in sediment traps moored in northwestern Mediterranean submarine canyons. <i>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society</i> 155(1): 1-21 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 11, fig. 4 [details]   

source of synonymy Parapar, J. 2012. Familia Opheliidae Malmgren, 1867. In: Annelida Polychaeta III. J. Parapar, C. Alós, J. Núñez, J. Moreira, E. López, F. Aguirrezabalaga, C. Besteiro & A. Martínez. Fauna Ibérica vol. 36. M.A. Ramos et al. (Eds). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid: 284-332. [In Spanish], available online at http://editorial.csic.es/publicaciones/libros/12021/978-84-00-09414-0/fauna-iberica-vol-36-annelida-polychaeta-iii-.html
page(s): 326-327 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype, geounit Western Mediterranean [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Collected in the water column, at depths of 605-1165 m, 30 m above sea floor. [details]

Diagnosis "Species distinguished by the number of chaetigers and the size of the chaetae in relation to the size of the branchiae" (Sardá et al., 2009: 11).  [details]

Distribution Western Mediterranean Sea: Planier Canyon (off Marseille), Lacaze-Duthiers Canyon (off Banyuls-sur-Mer), and Foix Canyon (off Barcelona).  [details]

Etymology The species is dedicated to Dr. Ramon Margalef, an eminent ecologist who at the publication of the paper had recently passed away, in gratitude for his stimulating work. [details]

Habitat Collected in the water column, at depths of 605-1165 m, 30 m above sea floor, in submarine canyons. [details]

Type locality Western Mediterranean Sea, off Barcelona, Foix Canyon, st. ST01C21 (41º02'N; 01º56'E), 1165 m depth, in the water column 30 m above sea floor. [details]

Type material Contrary to what is stated in the description, the type material was not deposited at the Centre Mediterrani d'Investigacions Marines i Ambientals - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain). The whereabouts of the type material is at present uncertain (Rafael Sardá, pers. com. May 2015).  [details]

Validity There were doubts concerning the validity of this species, as it didn't seem to accomplish article 16.4 of the ICZN, according to which the original publication of a new specific name must be accompanied "[...] by the explicit fixation of a holotype, or syntypes, for the nominal taxon [...]", and, "[...] where the holotype or syntypes are extant specimens, by a statement of intent that they will be (or are) deposited in a collection and a statement indicating the name and location of that collection [...]". In the present case, the type material was never deposited in a collection, contrary to what was stated in the original publication. The Editor contacted Dr. Miguel Ángel Alonso-Zarazaga, Comissioner of the ICZN, concerning this question. According to Dr. Alonso-Zarazaga [pers. comm. May 15 2015] the species is valid, as in spite of not having deposited the type material, the authors accomplished with the "statement of intent" of depositing it in a collection. The authors are recommended by Dr. Alonso-Zarazaga to deposit the type and other material in another collection and to publish this information as a short note, if possible in the same journal where the species was originally described.  [details]