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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrianida pulchella Day, 1953 
AphiaID: 212919

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAutolytinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAutolytini (Tribe) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrianida (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrianida pulchella (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrianida Milne Edwards, 1845
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrianida pulchella Day, 1953
Sources  original description Day, J.H. 1953. The Polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 2. Errant species from Cape shores and estuaries. Annals of the Natal Museum, 12(3): 397-441., available online at http://content.ajarchive.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/03040798&CISOPTR=886&REC=14
page(s): 422-424, fig. 4a-c [details]

redescription Nygren, A. (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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality False Bay [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa [details]
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North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) (inaccurate[details]
Specimens  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]

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Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212919
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-09-25 11:57:08Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2006-07-17 10:41:03Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-05-08 11:30:48Z  changed  Musco, Luigi
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Myrianida pulchella Day, 1953. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212919 on 2015-09-04
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