WoRMS taxon details

Boccardia otakouica Rainer, 1973

327248  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327248)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Rainer, S.F. (1973). Polydora and related genera (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Otago waters. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 3(4): 545-564., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.1973.10421857
page(s): 548-550, fig. 2 [details]   
Holotype  OU A72:3A, locality Otago region (South...  
Holotype OU A72:3A, locality Otago region (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island, Otago Harbour, tidal channel to north of Quarantine Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -45.826º, long. 170.634º); 4-10 m, from Ostrea lutaria shells) [details]
Note South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island, Otago Harbour, tidal channel to north of Quarantine Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -45.826º, long. 170.634º), between 4-10 m, from Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873 shells.  [details]
Depth range 3-10 m.  
Depth range 3-10 m. [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island: Otago Harbour.   
Distribution South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island: Otago Harbour.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet otakouica seems to be composed by the toponym 'Otakou' followed by the Latin suffix -ica,...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet otakouica seems to be composed by the toponym 'Otakou' followed by the Latin suffix -ica, feminine of -icus and added to a noun to form an adjective meaning 'belonging to'. 'Otakou', named 'Otago' previously to the standardisation of Maori spelling in the 1840s, was an important Maori settlement in the eastern side of Otago Peninsula, and is still a fishing village at about 25 km from Dunedin, near the mouth of Otago Harbor. The prestandardised form 'Otago' was adopted by the first European settlers for the surrounding area, extending subsequently to the whole province, and is commonly mistaken as a European corruption of 'Otakou'. This way, otakouica would mean 'from the Otago region' or 'inhabiting the Otago region'.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Boccardia otakouica Rainer, 1973. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327248 on 2018-05-21
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original description Rainer, S.F. (1973). Polydora and related genera (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Otago waters. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 3(4): 545-564., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.1973.10421857
page(s): 548-550, fig. 2 [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype OU A72:3A, locality Otago region (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island, Otago Harbour, tidal channel to north of Quarantine Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -45.826º, long. 170.634º); 4-10 m, from Ostrea lutaria shells) [details]
Paratype OU A72:3B, locality Otago region (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island, Otago Harbour, tidal channel to north of Quarantine Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -45.826º, long. 170.634º); 4-10 m, from Ostrea lutaria shells) [details]
From editor or global species database
Association Found as a borer in shells of Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873. [details]

Depth range 3-10 m. [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island: Otago Harbour.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet otakouica seems to be composed by the toponym 'Otakou' followed by the Latin suffix -ica, feminine of -icus and added to a noun to form an adjective meaning 'belonging to'. 'Otakou', named 'Otago' previously to the standardisation of Maori spelling in the 1840s, was an important Maori settlement in the eastern side of Otago Peninsula, and is still a fishing village at about 25 km from Dunedin, near the mouth of Otago Harbor. The prestandardised form 'Otago' was adopted by the first European settlers for the surrounding area, extending subsequently to the whole province, and is commonly mistaken as a European corruption of 'Otakou'. This way, otakouica would mean 'from the Otago region' or 'inhabiting the Otago region'.  [details]

Habitat Found in shells of Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873, collected between 3-10 m depth, probably in soft bottoms.  [details]

Type locality South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island, Otago Harbour, tidal channel to north of Quarantine Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -45.826º, long. 170.634º), between 4-10 m, from Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873 shells.  [details]