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Day, J. H. (1955). The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology. 42(287): 407-452.
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10.1111/j.1096-3642.1955.tb02216.x [view]
Day, J. H.
1955
The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries.
Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology
42(287): 407-452
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
[None. Introduction starts as:]
While Part 2 of this series dealt with errant species from Cape shores and estuaries, the present paper deals with the sedentary forms. Ninety-four species are recorded or described; of these, 20 are new species or varieties and 15 are new records for the area.
The material was collected over the period 1932-1952 during the ecological surveys of shores and estuaries carried out by the Zoology Department of the University of Cape Town. The work was financed by grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the University of Cape Town. To all these bodies I tender my thanks. I am also indebted to the Zoology Department of Rhodes University for some specimens from the Eastern Province and to Miss E. B. Albrecht and Mr. R. W. Rand for specimens from South West Africa.
A generous grant from the C.S.I.R. enabled me to work for six months at the British Museum, examining the various collections housed there and comparing the present material with named specimens from other parts of the world or with the types. By courtesy of the Swedish State Museum, the Berlin Museum and the U.S. National Museum I was also able to see further types and collections from South Africa. This has made it possible to eliminate many incorrect records from the South African faunistic list. My work in England was facilitated by the friendly assistance of the officers of the British Museum, particularly Mr. Norman Tebble of the Annelid Department to whom I offer my sincere thanks.
During the course of this paper 20 type specimens are reviewed. For ease of reference these are listed below.
Indian Ocean, Western
South Africa
South-east Atlantic
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Aricia angrapequensis Augener, 1918 accepted as Orbinia angrapequensis (Augener, 1918) (source of synonymy)
Branchoscolex craspidochaetus Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Dasybranchus bipartitus (Schmarda, 1861) (source of synonymy)
Branchoscolex oligobranchus Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Dasybranchus bipartitus (Schmarda, 1861) (source of synonymy)
Branchoscolex sphaerochaetus Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Dasybranchus bipartitus (Schmarda, 1861) (source of synonymy)
Clymene (Praxillella) saldanha Day, 1955 accepted as Macroclymene saldanha (Day, 1955) (original description)
Clymene glandularis Day, 1955 accepted as Isocirrus glandularis (Day, 1955) (original description)
Dasychone corollifera Ehlers, 1913 accepted as Branchiomma corolliferum (Ehlers, 1913) (source of synonymy)
Dodecaceria pulchra Day, 1955 (original description)
Johnstonia knysna Day, 1955 (original description)
Lanassa capensis Day, 1955 (original description)
Melinnopsis capensis Day, 1955 accepted as Melinnopsides capensis (Day, 1955) (original description)
Notomastus fauvelii Day, 1955 (original description)
Orbinia angrapequensis (Augener, 1918) (basis of record)
Orbinia dubia Day, 1955 accepted as Scolaricia dubia (Day, 1955) (original description)
Orbinia monroi Day, 1955 (original description)
Paradoneis lyra capensis (Day, 1955) (basis of record)
Paraonis lyra capensis Day, 1955 accepted as Paradoneis lyra capensis (Day, 1955) (original description)
Pectinaria (Lagis) pseudokoreni Day, 1955 accepted as Lagis pseudokoreni (Day, 1955) (original description)
Pherusa laevis (Stimpson, 1856) (additional source)
Piromis arenosus Kinberg, 1866 (source of synonymy)
Pista qolora Day, 1955 accepted as Pista quadrilobata (Augener, 1918) (original description)
Polydora capensis Day, 1955 accepted as Dipolydora capensis (Day, 1955) (original description)
Protula anomala Day, 1955 (original description)
Protula tubularia anomala Day, 1955 accepted as Protula anomala Day, 1955 (original description)
Siphonostoma laeve Stimpson, 1856 accepted as Pherusa laevis (Stimpson, 1856) (source of synonymy)
Spio magnus Day, 1955 accepted as Dispio magna (Day, 1955) (original description)
Streblosoma hesslei Day, 1955 (original description)
Stylarioides laevis (Stimpson, 1856) accepted as Pherusa laevis (Stimpson, 1856) (source of synonymy)
Telothelepus Day, 1955 (original description)
Telothelepus capensis Day, 1955 (original description)
Lambert's Bay for Pista foliigera Caullery, 1915 
Simon's Town for Pista foliigera Caullery, 1915 
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.35, locality Langebaan, identified as Orbinia dubia Day, 1955
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.36, locality Knysna Estuary, identified as Orbinia monroi Day, 1955
Syntype NHMUK 1961.16.37.45, locality Knysna Estuary, identified as Paraonis lyra capensis Day, 1955
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.57-58, locality Simon's Town, identified as Polydora capensis Day, 1955
Syntype NHMUK 1961.16.59-60, locality Simon's Town, identified as Spio magnus Day, 1955
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.73-74, locality Knysna Estuary, identified as Notomastus fauvelii Day, 1955
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.85, locality South Africa, identified as Pista qolora Day, 1955
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.87, locality Langebaan Lagoon, identified as Telothelepus capensis Day, 1955
Holotype NHMUK 1961.16.90, locality Still Bay, identified as Lanassa capensis Day, 1955
 Association

Several specimens were obtained by Day (1955) by breaking up the shell of a living Turbo sarmaticus Linnaeus, 1758 ... [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal to 64 m. One record from a possible depth of 110m (Day, 1961). [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Depth range

Intertidal. [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Day (1955: 440): ''Branchiae as in Thelepus; no lateral lobes on anterior segments; no ... [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic and Indian shores of South Africa. [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic and Indian shores of South Africa. [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic coast of South Africa (Simonstown, Western Cape Province). [details]

 Distribution

Atlantic coast of South Africa: Langebaan (Western Cape Province). [details]

 Distribution

Indian coast of South Africa: Knysna Estuary (Western Cape Province). [details]

 Distribution

Indian coast of South Africa (Robberg, Plettenberg Bay). [details]

 Distribution

Indian coast of South Africa: Knysna Estuary (Western Cape Province). [details]

 Distribution

Indian shores of South Africa: Eastern and Western Cape provinces (Bushman`s Estuary; Zwartkops Estuary; Knysna ... [details]

 Distribution

South Africa: Langebaan Lagoon (Atlantic Ocean), Knysna Estuary (Indian Ocean) and Keiskama Estuary (Indian Ocean), ... [details]

 Distribution

South Africa: Western Cape Province (Kommetje and Still Bay). [details]

 Etymology

Not stated but the species is presumably named after Dr. Charles Carmichael Arthur Monro (b. Ootacamund, Tamil ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated, but the species is presumably named after the French zoologist and polychaetologist Dr. Pierre Louis ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated, but the subspecific epithet refers presumably to the type locality of the species, the former Cape ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The generic name is composed by the prefix of Greek origin telo-, meaning 'end', 'completion' or ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The specific epithet dubia (masculine: dubius) is a Latin adjective meaning 'dubious', 'doubtful' or ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The specific epithet magnus is a Latin adjective meaning 'large', 'big' or 'great', and presumaly ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named after Dr. Christian Waldemar Hessle (b. 1890 - d. 1980), Swedish zoologist who in 1917 ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet qolora refers to the type locality of the species, the Qolora Mouth (Eastern Cape Province, ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet capensis refers to the type locality of the species, the former Cape Province (South Africa). [details]

 Habitat

Different mixtures of sand, shells, stones and rocks, from the intertidal to shelf depths. [details]

 Habitat

In intertidal fine sand. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal fine white sand. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal sandy mud. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal sandy mud, in estuarine environments. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal sea shore. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal sea shore. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal sea shore. Several specimens were obtained by breaking up the shell of a living Turbo sarmaticus ... [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal sea shore. [details]

 Habitat

Intertidal sea shore. [details]

 Habitat

Surface of sandy mud, near the low-tide mark. [details]

 Habitat

Surface of sandy mud, near the low-tide mark. [details]

 Nomenclature

The original spelling of the specific epithet is fauvelii, with a final 'ii', instead of fauveli, and according to ... [details]

 Type locality

Knysna Estuary, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.072°, 23.059°), ... [details]

 Type locality

Knysna Estuary, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.072°, 23.059°), ... [details]

 Type locality

Knysna Estuary, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.072°, 23.059°), ... [details]

 Type locality

Knysna Estuary, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.072°, 23.059°), ... [details]

 Type locality

Langebaan Lagoon, Cape Province, South Africa (gazetteer estimate -33.14°, 18.05°), intertidal, near the low tide ... [details]

 Type locality

Langebaan shore, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -33.091°, 18.029°), ... [details]

 Type locality

Qolora, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -32.632°, 28.433°), intertidal sea ... [details]

 Type locality

Robberg, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.079°, 23.372°), intertidal sea shore. [details]

 Type locality

Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, ... [details]

 Type locality

Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, ... [details]

 Type locality

Still Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Indian Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.376°, 21.427°), intertidal ... [details]

 Type material

''The type material, which was collected from sandy mud in Knysna Estuary, consists of two specimens. The holotype ... [details]