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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolopendra marina Slabber, 1781 
AphiaID: 238246

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 editorScolopendra (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolopendra marina (Species)
Status nomen dubium (indeterminable)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolopendra Slabber, 1781 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyrianida Milne Edwards, 1845
Sources  original description Claparède, Édouard 1868. Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Mémoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève, 19(2): 313-584., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18568#page/11/mode/1up [details]

source of synonymy Johnston, George. 1865. A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement], available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291 [details]

status source Nygren, A. (2004). Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta). Zootaxa. 680: 1-314., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2004f/z00680f.pdf [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Apparently the assumption that Slabber (1781) intended to create a new species with the binomen Scolopendra marina is erroneous. Scolopendra marina had been previously named and briefly described by Linnaeus (1758: 639). Later Slabber (1781) used this binomen to designate some marine worms that seemed to fit Linnaeus' vague description. In fact, Slabber (1781) applied the name Scolopendra marina to two very different forms of marine worms. First, to an unnamed polydorid species that he stated to be closer to the genus Nereis, also by Linnaeus, than to Scolopendra (Slabber, 1781: 25-29, plate VII figs. 1-2), and secondly to an indeterminable autolytine (Slabber, 1781: 44-46, plate X figs. 3-5), which he stated to be close to the previous form.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy The species was considered to be an indeterminable Myrianida by Nygren (2004).  [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed [details]
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Slabber (1778, pl. 10)
Slabber (1778, pl. 10)
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:238246
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2007-03-12 17:37:15Z  created  Musco, Luigi
2007-06-04 16:45:12Z  changed  Musco, Luigi
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-09-29 14:48:13Z  changed  Musco, Luigi
2014-10-29 10:50:40Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2014). Scolopendra marina Slabber, 1781. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=238246 on 2014-12-25
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