WoRMS name details

Torquea Leidy, 1855

326056  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:326056)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus

Species Torquea eximia Leidy, 1855 accepted as Polycirrus eximius (Leidy, 1855) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Leidy, J. (1855). Contributions towards a knowledge of the marine Invertebrate fauna of the coasts of Rhode Island and New Jersey. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 3(2) no. 11: 135-152, pls. 10-11. (xii-1855)., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36848120
page(s): 146 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Not stated, uncertain. Maybe from the Latin verb torqueo, meaning 'to twist', 'to whirl', or 'to distort', related with the...  
Etymology Not stated, uncertain. Maybe from the Latin verb torqueo, meaning 'to twist', 'to whirl', or 'to distort', related with the capacity of the worm to extend and subsequently contract its buccal tentacles in order to displace itself on the sediment. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Torquea Leidy, 1855. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=326056 on 2018-05-27
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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-10-30 20:08:21Z
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2014-11-01 17:55:15Z
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2014-11-02 19:13:26Z
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2018-05-18 12:53:00Z
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original description Leidy, J. (1855). Contributions towards a knowledge of the marine Invertebrate fauna of the coasts of Rhode Island and New Jersey. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 3(2) no. 11: 135-152, pls. 10-11. (xii-1855)., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36848120
page(s): 146 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Hutchings, Pat A. (2014). Revision of the taxonomy of Polycirrus Grube, 1850 (Annelida: Terebellida: Polycirridae). Zootaxa. 3877(1): 1-117., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3877.1.1 [details]   

source of synonymy Verrill, A.E. (1873). XVIII. Report upon the invertebrate animals of Vineyard Sound and the adjacent waters, with an account of the physical characters of the region. Report on the condition of the sea fisheries of the south coast of New England [later becomes Reports of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries]. 1: 295-778 pls. 1-38., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12087501
page(s): 616; note: with Polycirrus Grube, 1850 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Holthe, T. (1986). Evolution, systematics, and distribution of the Polychaeta Terebellomorpha, with a catalogue of the taxa and a bibliography. Gunneria. 55: 1-236., available online at http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:331918/FULLTEXT01.pdf [details]   

source of synonymy Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2.. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 383, 766; note: with Apneumea Quatrefages, 1866 [details]   

source of synonymy Londoño-Mesa, M.H. (2009). Terebellidae (Polychaeta: Terebellida) from the Grand Caribbean region. Zootaxa. 2320: 1-93., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2009/f/z02320p093f.pdf [details]   

status source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 531 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Leidy (1855: 146): "Body cylindrical, narrowed at the extremities. Tentaculae numerous, attached laterally to the head, capable of very great extension and contraction by the passage to and fro of blood corpuscles from the cavity of the body. Eyes none. Setae in two rows, three to twelve in a fasciculus, extremities lanceolate. Podal hooks in two rows, short, from twelve to forty in each transverse series, supported at the edge of a laminar process stiffened with fine, simple setae." [details]

Etymology Not stated, uncertain. Maybe from the Latin verb torqueo, meaning 'to twist', 'to whirl', or 'to distort', related with the capacity of the worm to extend and subsequently contract its buccal tentacles in order to displace itself on the sediment. [details]