WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydorella Augener, 1914

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

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolydorella 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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The generic name if formed by the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Polydorella Augener, 1914. 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=325189 on 2017-12-14

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2011-07-12 22:11:26Z
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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
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat All known species live on the surface of sponges in the Indo-Pacific, and form colonies by asexual paratomy. [details]