WoRMS taxon details

Polydorella Augener, 1914

325189  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325189)

accepted
Genus
Polydorella prolifera Augener, 1914 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Augener, H. (1914). Polychaeta II: Sedentaria. pp. 1-72. In: Michaelsen, W. and Hartmeyer, R. (Eds.). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. Volume 5. Gustav Fischer. Jena.
page(s): 16 [details]   
Etymology Not stated. The generic name if formed by the name of the closely related genus Polydora Bosc, 1802, followed by the suffix...  
Etymology Not stated. The generic name if formed by the name of the closely related genus Polydora Bosc, 1802, followed by the suffix -ella, feminine of the Latin suffix -ellus and normally added to a noun to form a diminuitive of that noun, and presumably refers to the smaller size of the type species of the genus, Polydorella prolifera Augener, 1914 in relation to species of Polydora.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Polydorella Augener, 1914. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325189 on 2018-02-20
Date
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2011-07-12 22:11:26Z
changed
2016-01-23 12:22:02Z
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original description Augener, H. (1914). Polychaeta II: Sedentaria. pp. 1-72. In: Michaelsen, W. and Hartmeyer, R. (Eds.). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. Volume 5. Gustav Fischer. Jena.
page(s): 16 [details]   

emendation (re-diagnosis of genus) Tzetlin, A.B.; Britaev, T.A. (1985). A new species of the Spionidae (Polychaeta) with asexual reproduction associated with sponges. Zoologica Scripta. 14(3): 177-181., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1985.tb00188.x
page(s): 177-178 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Etymology Not stated. The generic name if formed by the name of the closely related genus Polydora Bosc, 1802, followed by the suffix -ella, feminine of the Latin suffix -ellus and normally added to a noun to form a diminuitive of that noun, and presumably refers to the smaller size of the type species of the genus, Polydorella prolifera Augener, 1914 in relation to species of Polydora.  [details]

Habitat All known species live on the surface of sponges in the Indo-Pacific, and form colonies by asexual paratomy. [details]