WoRMS name details

Cinachyra alba tridens Lévi, 1965

224107  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:224107)

 unaccepted (distorted species name and genus transfer)
Subspecies
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Nomenclature Lendenfeld (190&) gave rise to confusion over this 'species' by adding a hyphen between alba and tridens / alba and bidens...  
Nomenclature Lendenfeld (190&) gave rise to confusion over this 'species' by adding a hyphen between alba and tridens / alba and bidens in the two species (alba-tridens and alba-bidens>). These hyphens are not allowed in species names and the usual solution is to write the names in a single word without the hyphen (albatridens, albabidens). However, Lévi (1965) misinterpreted the hyphen and apparently assumed that tridens and bidens were intended by Lendenfeld as subspecific taxa of a species Cinachyra alba, which he expressly named. This misinterpretation causes C. alba to be a nomen nudum as there is no description nor illustration of C. alba[details]
Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). World Porifera database. Cinachyra alba tridens Lévi, 1965. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=224107 on 2018-05-26
Date
action
by
1998-07-31 06:32:44Z
created
2006-09-24 17:11:38Z
changed
2017-08-20 18:07:10Z
changed

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basis of record Lévi, C. (1965). Spongiaires récoltés par l’expédition israélienne dans le sud de la Mer Rouge en 1962. In: Israel South Red Sea Expedition, 1962, Report 13. Sea Fisheries Research Station Haifa Bulletin. 39, 3-27.
page(s): 6-7 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Nomenclature Lendenfeld (190&) gave rise to confusion over this 'species' by adding a hyphen between alba and tridens / alba and bidens in the two species (alba-tridens and alba-bidens>). These hyphens are not allowed in species names and the usual solution is to write the names in a single word without the hyphen (albatridens, albabidens). However, Lévi (1965) misinterpreted the hyphen and apparently assumed that tridens and bidens were intended by Lendenfeld as subspecific taxa of a species Cinachyra alba, which he expressly named. This misinterpretation causes C. alba to be a nomen nudum as there is no description nor illustration of C. alba[details]