WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis Savigny, 1822

238177  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:238177)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis abiuma Grube, 1872 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis abiuma (Grube, 1872) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis brevicornis Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis brevicornis (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (superseded original combination|comb. Nov)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis brevipalpe [auct. misspelling for 'brevicornis'] accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis brevicornis (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (lapsus in Audouin & Milne Edwards plate caption)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis geayi Gravier, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis geayi (Gravier, 1901) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis hawaiiensis Johnson, 1903 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis hawaiiensis (Johnson, 1903) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis indica Southern, 1921 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis indica (Southern, 1921) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis littoralis Grube, 1872 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamanereis littoralis (Grube, 1872) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis longicirris Takahashi, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis longicirris (Takahashi, 1933) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis maxillofalciformis Harms, 1948 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis maxilloovata Harms, 1948 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis maxillorobusta Harms, 1948 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis meraukensis Horst, 1918 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis meraukensis (Horst, 1918) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis nipae Pflugfelder, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis nipae (Pflugfelder, 1933) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis ouanaryensis Gravier, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis ouanaryensis (Gravier, 1901)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis pontica Bobretzky, 1872 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamanereis pontica (Bobretzky, 1872) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis quadraticeps Blanchard in Gay, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamanereis quadraticeps (Blanchard in Gay, 1849) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis ranauensis Feuerborn, 1931 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis hawaiiensis (Johnson, 1903)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis senegalensis Saint-Joseph, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis senegalensis (Saint-Joseph, 1901) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis siolii Corrêa, 1948 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis siolii (Corrêa, 1948) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis terrestris Pflugfelder, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis vivax Pflugfelder, 1933 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis vivax (Pflugfelder, 1933) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris. 1(3):1-128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 45 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in Savigny (1822: 45). The name...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in Savigny (1822: 45). The name appears to be a latinized form of the female Greek name Λυκαστη (Lykaste or Lycaste), with at least three different people of that name known in Greek mythology. Lycaste is also a genus of orchid in botany. [details]
Read, G. (2016). Lycastis Savigny, 1822. 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=238177 on 2017-12-13

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2007-03-12 09:17:28Z
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2007-05-07 14:39:08Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2011-05-16 20:49:49Z
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2016-11-29 06:21:00Z
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original description Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris. 1(3):1-128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 45 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

taxonomy source Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. (1833). Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, sér. 1. 29: 195-269., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29342#page/199/mode/1up
page(s): 221; note: usage of Lycastis Savigny for a nereidid, Lycastis brevicornis, now Namalycastis brevicornis [details]   

additional source Hartman, O. 1959. Capitellidae and Nereidae (marine annelids) from the Gulf side of Florida with a review of freshwater Nereidae. Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean, 9(2): 153-168., available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/1959/00000009/00000002/art00002 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in Savigny (1822: 45). The name appears to be a latinized form of the female Greek name Λυκαστη (Lykaste or Lycaste), with at least three different people of that name known in Greek mythology. Lycaste is also a genus of orchid in botany. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical gender Feminine as Lycaste is a Greek female given name [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy There is no Lycastis homonym authored by Audouin & Milne Edwards (1933). Their usage is simply of Savigny's genus. Hartman Catalogue records the name as a homonym, but that is without a doubt not correct. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Hartman (1959) comments on Lycastis. "Briefly summarized, it has been shown that Lycastis Savigny, 1822 was erected for two species, Nereis versicolor Muller, a true Nereinae, and Nereis armillaris Muller, a syllidae of the genus Typosyllis. Lycastis is thus a synonym of Nereis Linnaeus, 1758."
But this is incorrect. Savigny p.45 refers only Nereis armillaris to Lycastis (Nereis versicolor is a paragraph above & is referred to Lycoris), and thus Lycastis is a junior synonym of Syllis (Typosyllis). [details]