WoRMS taxon details

Travisia Johnston, 1840

129417  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129417)

accepted
Genus
Species Travisia amadoi Elías, Bremec, Lana & Orensanz, 2003
Species Travisia antarctica Hartman, 1967
Species Travisia arborifera Fauvel, 1932
Species Travisia brevis Moore, 1923
Species Travisia carnea Verrill, 1873
Species Travisia chiloensis Kükenthal, 1887
Species Travisia chinensis Grube, 1869
Species Travisia concinna (Kinberg, 1866)
Species Travisia doellojuradoi Rioja, 1944
Species Travisia elongata Grube, 1866
Species Travisia filamentosa León-González, 1998
Species Travisia foetida Hartman, 1969
Species Travisia forbesii Johnston, 1840
Species Travisia fusiformis Kudenov, 1975
Species Travisia fusus (Chamberlin, 1919)
Species Travisia gigas Hartman, 1938
Species Travisia glandulosa McIntosh, 1879
Species Travisia granulata Moore, 1923
Species Travisia gravieri McIntosh, 1908
Species Travisia hobsonae Santos, 1977
Species Travisia horsti Caullery, 1944
Species Travisia japonica Fujiwara, 1933
Species Travisia kerguelensis McIntosh, 1885
Species Travisia lithophila Kinberg, 1866
Species Travisia monroi Maciolek & Blake, 2006
Species Travisia nigrocincta Ehlers, 1913
Species Travisia oksae Hartmann-Schröder & Parker, 1995
Species Travisia olens Ehlers, 1897
Species Travisia oregonensis Fauchald & Hancock, 1981
Species Travisia palmeri Maciolek & Blake, 2006
Species Travisia parva Day, 1973
Species Travisia profundi Chamberlin, 1919
Species Travisia pupa Moore, 1906
Species Travisia tincta Maciolek & Blake, 2006

Species Travisia abyssorum (Monro, 1930) accepted as Travisia glandulosa McIntosh, 1879
Species Travisia forbesi Johnston, 1840 accepted as Travisia forbesii Johnston, 1840 (misspelling variation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Johnston, George 1840. Miscellanea Zoologica British Annelids. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 1, 4: 368-375, plates10., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3386311
page(s): 373 [details]   
Etymology The name of the genus Travisia was given "in commemoration of Mr. Travis, an eminent surgeon in Scarborough [a town on the...  
Etymology The name of the genus Travisia was given "in commemoration of Mr. Travis, an eminent surgeon in Scarborough [a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England], and one of those "learned and ingenious friends" to whose correspondance Mr. Pennant was much indebed in preparing his British Zoology" (Johnston, 1840).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Travisia Johnston, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129417 on 2018-05-21
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-02-28 11:07:56Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-03-02 15:59:01Z
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2014-12-10 01:27:24Z
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original description Johnston, George 1840. Miscellanea Zoologica British Annelids. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 1, 4: 368-375, plates10., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3386311
page(s): 373 [details]   

original description  (ofDindymene Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J. G. H. 1865 [1866?]. Annulata Nova. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(4): 239-258., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/253/mode/1up
page(s): 256 [details]   

original description  (ofKesun Chamberlin, 1919) Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1919. The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 384, 385-386 [details]   

taxonomy source Maciolek, N.J. & J.A. Blake. 2006. Opheliidae (Polychaeta) collected by the R/V Hero and the USNS Eltanin cruises from the Southern Ocean and South America. Scientia Marina, 70S3: 101-113.
note: Comments on the taxonomic value of varying numbers of segments [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Grube, A.E. 1850. Die Familien der Anneliden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, 16(1): 249-364., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31180#page/257/mode/1up
page(s): 319; note: Grube moved Travisia to Opheliidae (as Opheliacea) from Johnston's placement in Arenicolidae. [details]   

status source Paul, Christiane; Halanych, Kenneth M.; Tiedemann, Ralph; Bleidorn, Christoph. 2010. Molecules reject an opheliid affinity for Travisia (Annelida). Systematics and Biodiversity 8(4): 507 - 512, available online at http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/14772000.2010.517810
note: Type species Travisia forbesii position is still uncertain [details]   

status source Rousset, Vincent; Pleijel, Fredrik; Rouse, Greg W.; Erséus, Christer; Siddall, Mark E. 2007. A molecular phylogeny of annelids. Cladistics 23(1): 41-63 , available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2006.00128.x
page(s): 56; note: Placed Travisia in the Opheliids, but this rejected by Paul et al. (2010) [details]   

status source Persson, Jenny and Pleijel, Fredrik 2005. On the phylogenetic relationships of Axiokebuita, Travisia and Scalibregmatidae (Polychaeta). Zootaxa 998: 1-14., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2005f/z00998f.pdf [details]   

status source Law, Chris J.; Dorgan, Kelly M.; Rouse, Greg W. (2014). Relating divergence in polychaete musculature to different burrowing behaviors: A study using opheliidae (Annelida). Journal of Morphology. 275(5):548–571., available online at https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20237
page(s): 566; note: Place Travisia molecularly in Scalibregmatidae unequivocally [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDindymene Kinberg, 1866) Hartman, Olga. (1948). The marine annelids erected by Kinberg. With some notes on some other types in the Swedish State Museum. Arkiv för Zoologi. 42(1): 1-137, & plates 1-18. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofKesun Chamberlin, 1919) Dauvin, J.C. and Bellan, G. 1994. Systematics, ecology and biogeographic relationships in the sub-family Travisiinae (Polychaeta, Opheliidae). Mémoires du Muséum national D'histoire naturelle 162: 169-184.
page(s): 171 [details]   

basis of record  (ofKesun Chamberlin, 1919) Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofKesun Chamberlin, 1919) Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
From editor or global species database
Classification Johnston placed Travisia in Arenicolidae and Grube (1850) moved it to Opheliidae. Morphologically Travisia species seem similar to scalibregmatids, with their rugose epidermis, grub-like appearance and (mostly) lack of ventral groove, except they lack a T-shaped prostomium. Blake & Maciolek (2016) state this is a superficial resemblance. Early molecular work appeared to confirm a scalibregmatid relationship but apparently was based on unreliable sequences. Persson & Pleijel (2005) placed Travisia in Scalibregmatidae. Sequences of Rousset et al (2007) placed Travisia back in the opheliids, but Paul et al (2010) rejected those sequences and used their own sequences (not from the type species) to reconfirm that Travisia have Scalibregmatidae affinity, although they conservatively place it as sister taxon to the Scalibregmatidae sensu stricto. Law et al. (2014:566) placed Travisia molecularly in Scalibregmatidae without qualification. [details]

Diagnosis From Maciolek & Blake (2006: 108-109):
"Body stout, pointed at both ends, fusiform or grub-like, rounded cylindrically, without lateral or ventral grooves, or grooves very reduced. Prostomium small, smooth, rounded, conical or truncate, without eyes or processes; nuchal organs present. First chaetiger anterior to mouth. Parapodia reduced, small and smooth, or entirely absent. Branchiae present or absent; branchiae cirriform or branched, may be annulated; branchiae when present from chaetiger 2 or 3. Interramal lateral sensory organs present, lateral eyes absent. Chaetae simple capillaries, may be hispid. Pygidium small, cylindrical, longitudinally furrowed, with ring of stout unequal papillae or without lobes or papillae. Segments annulated, with posterior segments telescoped or forming folds ending in dorsal lappets dorsal and ventral to parapodial rami, these parapodial lappets low and rounded, large and leaflike, or pointed and triangular.[details]

Etymology The name of the genus Travisia was given "in commemoration of Mr. Travis, an eminent surgeon in Scarborough [a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England], and one of those "learned and ingenious friends" to whose correspondance Mr. Pennant was much indebed in preparing his British Zoology" (Johnston, 1840).  [details]
 



Travisia forbesii
 Travisia forbesii
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