WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGattyana McIntosh, 1897

129488

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129488

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNychia Malmgren, 1865 (replaced junior homonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
McIntosh, W.C. 1897. Notes from the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. No. 18. 1. On the phosphorescence of Gattyana (Nychia) cirrosa Pallas. 2. On a new Evarne (E. atlantica) from Rockall. 3. On the British species of Pholoe. 4. On a collection of annelids made by Canon Norman in Norway. Part I. A new Evarne and two species of Sthenelais. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 20 (Series 6): 167-178., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/63346#page/185/mode/1up
page(s): 167 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology McIntosh (1897) introduced Gattyana to replace...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology McIntosh (1897) introduced Gattyana to replace Nychia, which was a homonym, and he explained the etymology in his 1900 monograph, p.285. The genus is named for Charles Henry Gatty FRSE, FLS, FGS, who funded the establishment of the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St Andrews, Scotland. [details]
Fauchald, K.; Bellan, G. (2008). Gattyana McIntosh, 1897. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129488 on 2017-11-21

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2007-01-22 09:31:04Z
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2007-02-01 10:44:13Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description McIntosh, W.C. 1897. Notes from the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. No. 18. 1. On the phosphorescence of Gattyana (Nychia) cirrosa Pallas. 2. On a new Evarne (E. atlantica) from Rockall. 3. On the British species of Pholoe. 4. On a collection of annelids made by Canon Norman in Norway. Part I. A new Evarne and two species of Sthenelais. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 20 (Series 6): 167-178., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/63346#page/185/mode/1up
page(s): 167 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNychia Malmgren, 1865) Malmgren, A. J. 1865. Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(2): 181-192.
page(s): 57 [details]   

basis of record 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 Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

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]   

redescription McIntosh, W.C. 1900. A monograph of British Annelids. vol.1. pt.2. Polychaeta Amphinomidae to Sigalionidae. Ray Society of London, 1(l2): 215-442., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/118768#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 285 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology McIntosh (1897) introduced Gattyana to replace Nychia, which was a homonym, and he explained the etymology in his 1900 monograph, p.285. The genus is named for Charles Henry Gatty FRSE, FLS, FGS, who funded the establishment of the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St Andrews, Scotland. [details]
 



Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]