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Polychaeta name details

Microspio africana Rullier, 1964

329015  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:329015)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Rullier, François. (1964). Résultats scientifiques des campagne de la 'Calypso': Îles du Cap Vert. 5. Annélides polychètes. <em>Annales de l'Institut Océanographique, Paris.</em> 41(6): 113-218.
page(s): 189-190, fig. 17 [details]   
Holotype , geounit Cape Verde  
Holotype, geounit Cape Verde [details]
Note Between Ponta Inglesa and Ponta da Achada da...  
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Type locality Between Ponta Inglesa and Ponta da Achada da Baleia, São Domingos, Santiago Island, Cape Verde Archipelago, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 15.042°, -23.446°). [details]
Type material The holotype is probably deposited at the Université Catholique d'Angers, France, where Dr. Louis François Rullier worked. [details]
Depth range Probably shallow water: "Fond de sable et de rochier. A pied." (= "Bottom of sand and rock. On foot.") (Rullier, 1964: 121;...  
Depth range Probably shallow water: "Fond de sable et de rochier. A pied." (= "Bottom of sand and rock. On foot.") (Rullier, 1964: 121; data concerning station 61). [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: Santiago Island, Cape Verde Archipelago.  
Distribution Atlantic Ocean: Santiago Island, Cape Verde Archipelago. [details]

Etymology Not explicily stated in the original description. The specific epithet africana refers to the type locality of the species,...  
Etymology Not explicily stated in the original description. The specific epithet africana refers to the type locality of the species, in Africa (Santiago Island, Cape Verde Archipelago).  [details]

Taxonomic Remark The species was transferred from Microspio to Dispio by Intes & Le Loeuff (1977: 220-221, fig. 1a-i), with base on numerous...  
Taxonomic Remark The species was transferred from Microspio to Dispio by Intes & Le Loeuff (1977: 220-221, fig. 1a-i), with base on numerous specimens from Ivory Coast and on a record from the island of Annobón by Amoureux (1973: 60). Maciolek (1990: 1112, table 1) considered the species to belong to Spio, apparently based only on the original description and probably unaware of the work by Intes & Le Loeuff (1977). The recombination as Dispio africana is followed here, as, according to its authors, "Ces spécimens [from the Ivory Coast] correspondent parfaitement à la description de Rullier (1964) d’après un exemplaire des îles du Cap Vert" (Intes & Le Loeuff, 1977: 220). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Microspio africana Rullier, 1964. Accessed at: https://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=329015 on 2021-10-25
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original description Rullier, François. (1964). Résultats scientifiques des campagne de la 'Calypso': Îles du Cap Vert. 5. Annélides polychètes. <em>Annales de l'Institut Océanographique, Paris.</em> 41(6): 113-218.
page(s): 189-190, fig. 17 [details]   

additional source Amoureux, Louis. (1973). Quelques annélides polychètes de l'Afrique occidentale et équatoriale. <em>Cahiers ORSTOM (Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer). Série Océanographie.</em> 11(1): 41-65., available online at http://horizon.documentation.ird.fr/exl-doc/pleins_textes/cahiers/oceanographie/19645.pdf
page(s): 60 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Intes, André; Loeuff, Pierre Le. (1977). Les annélides polychètes de Côte d'Ivoire. 2. - Polychètes sédentaires - compte rendu systématique. <em>Cahiers ORSTOM (Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer). Série Océanographie.</em> 15(3): 215-249., available online at http://horizon.documentation.ird.fr/exl-doc/pleins_textes/cahiers/oceanographie/19746.pdf
page(s): 220-221, fig. 1a-i; note: recombined as Dispio africana [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Maciolek, Nancy J. 1990. A redescription of some species belonging to the genus <i>Spio</i> and <i>Microspio</i> (Polychaeta: Annelida) and descriptions of three new species from Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Natural History, 24: 1109-1141., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939000770701
page(s): 1112; note: recombined as valid species in Spio [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype, geounit Cape Verde [details]
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Depth range Probably shallow water: "Fond de sable et de rochier. A pied." (= "Bottom of sand and rock. On foot.") (Rullier, 1964: 121; data concerning station 61). [details]

Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Rullier (1964: 190): "La diagnose (encore incomplète) de Microspio africana sera la suivante: Prostomium sans corne frontale, branchies à partir du 1er sétigère et jusqu'à l'extrémité postérieure; lamelles dorsales bordant longuement la branchie dans les régions antérieure et moyenne du corps, s'atténuant puis disparaissant dans les derniers segments. Lamelles ventralles non échancrées. Des soies capillaires de 2 sortes, tant à la rame dorsale qu'à la rame ventrale, les unes très grosses et fortement limbées, les autres plus fines et à la peine limbées. Quelques soies encapuchonnées unidentées, à large capuchon et n'existant qu'à la rame ventrale, à partir du milieu du corps.[details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: Santiago Island, Cape Verde Archipelago. [details]

Etymology Not explicily stated in the original description. The specific epithet africana refers to the type locality of the species, in Africa (Santiago Island, Cape Verde Archipelago).  [details]

Habitat Bottom of sand and rock, probably at shallow water. [details]

Holotype Holotype is described as being 50 mm long, with 75 setigers, but missing the last segments, and in poor condition, macerated and very soft, without palps or eyes: "Un spécimen de 50 mm de longueur, comportant 75 sétigères et auquel il paraît manquer seulement quelques segments postérieurs. [...] L'animal est en assez mauvais état, macéré et très mou. Il ne porte plus ni palpes ni yeux." (Rullier, 1964: 189). [details]

Taxonomic Remark The species was transferred from Microspio to Dispio by Intes & Le Loeuff (1977: 220-221, fig. 1a-i), with base on numerous specimens from Ivory Coast and on a record from the island of Annobón by Amoureux (1973: 60). Maciolek (1990: 1112, table 1) considered the species to belong to Spio, apparently based only on the original description and probably unaware of the work by Intes & Le Loeuff (1977). The recombination as Dispio africana is followed here, as, according to its authors, "Ces spécimens [from the Ivory Coast] correspondent parfaitement à la description de Rullier (1964) d’après un exemplaire des îles du Cap Vert" (Intes & Le Loeuff, 1977: 220). [details]

Type locality Between Ponta Inglesa and Ponta da Achada da Baleia, São Domingos, Santiago Island, Cape Verde Archipelago, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 15.042°, -23.446°). [details]

Type material The holotype is probably deposited at the Université Catholique d'Angers, France, where Dr. Louis François Rullier worked. [details]