WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTripolydora Woodwick, 1964

325195 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325195)
accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Woodwick, Keith H. (1964). Polydora and related genera (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Eniwetok, Majuro, and Bikini Atolls, Marshall Islands. Pacific Science. 18(2): 146-159., available online at http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/5508
page(s): 155 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The name of the new genus is formed by the Latin prefix tri-, meaning 'three', followed by the name of the genus Polydora Bosc, 1802, referring presumably to the presence of tridentate hooded hooks in the new genus, a distinctive character concerning other polydorids. [details]
Read, G. (2015). Tripolydora Woodwick, 1964. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325195 on 2017-11-22

Date
action
by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2015-07-17 09:47:47Z
changed
2017-11-21 10:26:32Z
changed

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original description Woodwick, Keith H. (1964). Polydora and related genera (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Eniwetok, Majuro, and Bikini Atolls, Marshall Islands. Pacific Science. 18(2): 146-159., available online at http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/5508
page(s): 155 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Woodwick (1964: 155): "The fifth segment is modified as in Polydora, Pseudopolydora, and Boccardia. The general appearance of the worm and of the fifth segment indicates closer affinities with Pseudopolydora than with the other two genera. It differs from all three in that the neuropodial hooded hooks begin on Segment 9 and are tridentate. Branchiae are present on segments." [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The name of the new genus is formed by the Latin prefix tri-, meaning 'three', followed by the name of the genus Polydora Bosc, 1802, referring presumably to the presence of tridentate hooded hooks in the new genus, a distinctive character concerning other polydorids. [details]