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Day, J.H. (1954). The Polychaeta of Tristan da Cunha. Results of the Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha 1937-1938. 29: 1-35.
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Day, J.H.
1954
The Polychaeta of Tristan da Cunha.
Results of the Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha 1937-1938
29: 1-35
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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This paper represents the analysis of two Polychaet collections. The larger was made by the Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale and Inaccessible Islands under the leadership of Erling Christophersen during the period December 1937 to March 1938. Collections were made by hand between the tide marks and by dredging at various depths down to 60 metres. The second was made by Dr. G. J. Broekhuysen and Mr. W. Macnae of the University of Cape Town. They acted as biologists to an expedition organized by the Lamberts Bay Canning Co. in February 1948 to test the possibility of establishing a rock-lobster fishery on Tristan da Cunha.
South Atlantic
Tristan da Cunha Island
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Dysponetus bidentatus Day, 1954 (original description)
Nereis monroi Reish, 1953 (additional source)
Orbiniella Day, 1954 (original description)
Orbiniella minuta Day, 1954 (original description)
Oridia tristanensis Day, 1954 accepted as Oriopsis tristanensis (Day, 1954) (original description)
Parapionosyllis brevicirra Day, 1954 (original description)
Proscoloplos Day, 1954 (original description)
Proscoloplos cygnochaetus Day, 1954 (original description)
Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863 (original description)
Syntype NHMUK 1955.3.20.1-6, geounit Tristan da Cunha, identified as Proscoloplos cygnochaetus Day, 1954
Syntype NHMUK 1955.3.20.30-36, geounit Tristan da Cunha, identified as Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954
Syntype NTNU NSE 78.D, geounit Tristan da Cunha, identified as Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954
Holotype NTNU NSE 88.P, geounit Nightingale Island, identified as Parapionosyllis brevicirra Day, 1954
 Depth range

20-40 m.  [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to 60 m.  [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Day (1954: 16): ''No surface papillae; dorsal cirrus present on the second setiger; two pairs ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Day (1954. 21): ''Prostomium rounded, first two segments without parapodia, branchiae from ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Day (1954. 21): ''Prostomium rounded, first two segments without parapodia, branchiae from ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Day (1954: 9): ''Dorsal cirri with 7-8 joints, short, often fusiform, setae strongly ... [details]

 Distribution

North Atlantic Ocean: Mediterranean Sea. South Atlantic Ocean: Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha. Pacific Ocean: ... [details]

 Distribution

South Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha (islands Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, and Inaccessible).  [details]

 Editor's comment

Day (1954) did not state explicitly which of the 46 stations where the new species was collected was the type ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The specific epithet brevicirra is composed by the Latin prefix brevi-, meaning 'short', and cirra, a ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The generic name is composed by the name of the genus Scoloplos Blainville, 1828, preceded by the Latin ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet tristanensis refers to the type locality of the species, Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean).  [details]

 Habitat

Type from hard bottom with stones from the size of a hazel nut to that of a fist, strongly overgrown with sponges, ... [details]

 Habitat

From Macrocystis rhizomes found floating on the surface, among rocks, stones, rubble, sand, gravel, Lithothamnion, ... [details]

 Type designation

Type species of Proscoloplos, P. cygnochaetus, fixed by monotypy, not by original designation. The expression ... [details]

 Type locality

South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale Island, off north-eastern coast (geocoordinates not provided, ... [details]

 Type locality

South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha, Tristan da Cunha Island, sta. NSE 78, Julia Point (geocoordinates not ... [details]

 Type locality

South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha Island, presumably at Julia Point (geocoordinates not provided, estimated ... [details]

 Type material

Holotype deposited at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Trondheim, Norway (NTNU) (Bakken, 1999: 17). ... [details]

 Type material

Syntypes deposited at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Trondheim, Norway (NTNU) and at the Natural ... [details]