WoRMS taxon details

Alcyonium bursa Linnaeus, 1758

189898  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:189898)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Müller, O. F. (1806). Zoologia Danica seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Havniae [Copenhague], N. Christensen. Volumen quartum: [1-5], 1-46, pls. 121-160., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN614794528 [details]   
Type locality contained in Northern Norway and Finnmark  
type locality contained in Northern Norway and Finnmark [details]
Note Arctic Norway, 72°36'N 24°57'E, depth 250 m  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Arctic Norway, 72°36'N 24°57'E, depth 250 m [details]
WoRMS (2018). Alcyonium bursa Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=189898 on 2018-05-22
Date
action
by
2005-12-18 15:00:44Z
created
2010-02-22 19:19:49Z
changed
2015-06-26 12:00:51Z
changed
2016-10-23 13:49:21Z
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original description Müller, O. F. (1806). Zoologia Danica seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Havniae [Copenhague], N. Christensen. Volumen quartum: [1-5], 1-46, pls. 121-160., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN614794528 [details]   

basis of record Boury-Esnault, N. (2002). Family Polymastiidae Gray, 1867. Pp. 201-219. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Identification In the absence of a type specimen there is no real evidence that Alcyonium bursa Linnaeus, 1758 is what has been described by Vosmaer (1885) as Weberella bursa. Müller (1806) subsequently pictured a specimen from Norway that could be conspecific with Vosmaer's species, but that specimen has also not been retrieved and its description lacks details that make it likely the two are the same. This problem can only be solved by choosing a neotype.  [details]

Type locality Arctic Norway, 72°36'N 24°57'E, depth 250 m [details]

From other sources
Holotype unknown [details]