WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoccardia 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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  OU A72:3A, locality Otago region (South...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South...  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 3-10 m.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 3-10 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island: Otago Harbour.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet otakouica...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]
WoRMS (2008). Boccardia otakouica Rainer, 1973. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327248 on 2017-12-15

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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 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParatype 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]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAssociation Found as a borer in shells of Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 3-10 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island: Otago Harbour.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found in shells of Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873, collected between 3-10 m depth, probably in soft bottoms.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]