WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrianida pulchella Day, 1953

212919  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212919)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, John H. (1953). The polychaet fauna of South Africa. Part 2. Errant species from Cape shores and estuaries. Annals of the Natal Museum. 12(3): 397-441.
page(s): 422-424, fig. 4a-c [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  NHMUK 1953.11.16.9, locality South Africa...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHMUK 1953.11.16.9, locality South Africa (Southeast Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, False Bay St. James (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -34.121º, long. 18.457º); intertidal) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution False Bay (South Africa)  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in False Bay (South Africa) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Southeast Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, False...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Southeast Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, False Bay, St. James (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -34.121º, long. 18.457º), intertidal. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Day (1953; 1967) clearly stated that the type specimen was from St. James (Day, 1953: 422), and the type locality "St. James, South Africa" (Day, 1967: 287). However, according to Nygren (2004: 152) and the online catalogue of the NHM, London (Myrianida pulchella), the holotype would be the second specimen studied by Day (1953: 422) (NHM 1961.16.12), from Cape Province, while the specimen from St. James, False Bay (NHM 1953.11.16.9) would be the paratype.  [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa: Western Cape (St. James, False...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa: Western Cape (St. James, False Bay; Cape Agulhas); KwaZulu-Natal (Durban Bay).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet pulchella is the feminine...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet pulchella is the feminine of the Latin adjective pulchellus, meaning 'pretty', and refers probably to the colour of the species when alive, described as being uniform salmon pink (Day, 1953) or coral red (Day, 1967).  [details]
Musco, L. (2008). Myrianida pulchella. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212919 on 2017-12-15

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1998-09-25 11:57:08Z
created
2006-07-17 10:41:03Z
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2007-05-08 11:30:48Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Day, John H. (1953). The polychaet fauna of South Africa. Part 2. Errant species from Cape shores and estuaries. Annals of the Natal Museum. 12(3): 397-441.
page(s): 422-424, fig. 4a-c [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Day, John H.; Morgans, J.F.C. (1956). The Ecology of South African estuaries. Part 7. The Biology of Durban Bay. Annals of the Natal Museum. 13(3): 259-312, plate IV. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Day, J.H. (1967). A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. British Museum (Natural History). London. vol 1 & vol 2, 1-878., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596
page(s): 287, fig. 12.13.p-r [details]   

redescription Nygren, Arne. (2004). Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta). Zootaxa. 680: 1-314., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2004f/z00680f.pdf
page(s): 152-153, fig. 76A-G [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHMUK 1953.11.16.9, locality South Africa (Southeast Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, False Bay St. James (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -34.121º, long. 18.457º); intertidal) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParatype NHMUK 1961.16.12, locality South Africa (Southeast Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, Cape Agulhas (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -34.8318º, long. 20.0123º); intertidal) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Myrianida with 40 unequal teeth in trepan, 1 large alternating with 1 much smaller.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa: Western Cape (St. James, False Bay; Cape Agulhas); KwaZulu-Natal (Durban Bay).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet pulchella is the feminine of the Latin adjective pulchellus, meaning 'pretty', and refers probably to the colour of the species when alive, described as being uniform salmon pink (Day, 1953) or coral red (Day, 1967).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Intertidal. Type of sediment not stated in original description.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Schizogamous reproduction by gemmiparity behind chaetiger 92 or 109.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Southeast Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, False Bay, St. James (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -34.121º, long. 18.457º), intertidal. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Day (1953; 1967) clearly stated that the type specimen was from St. James (Day, 1953: 422), and the type locality "St. James, South Africa" (Day, 1967: 287). However, according to Nygren (2004: 152) and the online catalogue of the NHM, London (Myrianida pulchella), the holotype would be the second specimen studied by Day (1953: 422) (NHM 1961.16.12), from Cape Province, while the specimen from St. James, False Bay (NHM 1953.11.16.9) would be the paratype.  [details]