WoRMS taxon details

Genetyllis oculata McIntosh, 1885

328081  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:328081)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
McIntosh, William C. (1885). Report on the Annelida Polychaeta collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Ser. Zoology. vol. 12 [part 34 of reports]: 1-554, plates 1-55, 1A-39A, & Annelida stations map., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50688426
page(s): 169-173, plate XXVIII fig. 1, plate XVA, figs. 2, 3, plate XXXIIIA figs. 1-8 [details]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1885.12.1.132, locality Philippine Sea...  
Holotype NHMUK 1885.12.1.132, locality Philippine Sea (south of Mindanao, Philippine Sea (not Celebes Sea), Pacific Ocean, Challenger Expedition Sta. 214 (04°33’N, 127°06’E; 4.55°, 127.1°); 500 fathoms (= about 914 m), blue mud) [details]
Note Off Nenusa Islands, south of Mindanao,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Off Nenusa Islands, south of Mindanao, Philippine Sea, Pacific Ocean (4.55°, 127.1°). The type locality was originally stated to be in Celebes Sea, but in reality it is already located in the southwestern part of the Philippine Sea. [details]
Type material Holotype deposited at the Natural History Museum, London, UK (NHMUK 1885.12.1.132). [details]
Depth range  500 fathoms (= about 914 m).  
Depth range  500 fathoms (= about 914 m). [details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean: southwestern part of Philippine Sea.  
Distribution Pacific Ocean: southwestern part of Philippine Sea. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet oculata is a Latin adjective meaning 'having eyes', and refers to the big eyes of the species: "[...]...  
Etymology The specific epithet oculata is a Latin adjective meaning 'having eyes', and refers to the big eyes of the species: "[...] remarkable development of the eyes [...] The head is small, the greater part of its area being occupied by the two very large eyes (McIntosh, 1885: 169). [details]

Taxonomy Genus uncertain. McIntosh (1885: 169) already expresses his doubts, by spelling the species as Genetyllis (?) oculata", and...  
Taxonomy Genus uncertain. McIntosh (1885: 169) already expresses his doubts, by spelling the species as Genetyllis (?) oculata", and stating "At first sight the form of the body and the remarkable development of the eyes cause it to resemble an Alciope, especially as only a single loose dorsal lamella exists.[details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Genetyllis oculata McIntosh, 1885. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=328081 on 2018-05-27
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description McIntosh, William C. (1885). Report on the Annelida Polychaeta collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Ser. Zoology. vol. 12 [part 34 of reports]: 1-554, plates 1-55, 1A-39A, & Annelida stations map., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50688426
page(s): 169-173, plate XXVIII fig. 1, plate XVA, figs. 2, 3, plate XXXIIIA figs. 1-8 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Natural History Museum, London (NHM): Collections Management Database System.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype NHMUK 1885.12.1.132, locality Philippine Sea (south of Mindanao, Philippine Sea (not Celebes Sea), Pacific Ocean, Challenger Expedition Sta. 214 (04°33’N, 127°06’E; 4.55°, 127.1°); 500 fathoms (= about 914 m), blue mud) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range  500 fathoms (= about 914 m). [details]

Distribution Pacific Ocean: southwestern part of Philippine Sea. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet oculata is a Latin adjective meaning 'having eyes', and refers to the big eyes of the species: "[...] remarkable development of the eyes [...] The head is small, the greater part of its area being occupied by the two very large eyes (McIntosh, 1885: 169). [details]

Habitat Blue mud, at bathyal dephs. [details]

Spelling Original spelling as Genetyllis (?) oculata McIntosh, 1885. [details]

Taxonomy Genus uncertain. McIntosh (1885: 169) already expresses his doubts, by spelling the species as Genetyllis (?) oculata", and stating "At first sight the form of the body and the remarkable development of the eyes cause it to resemble an Alciope, especially as only a single loose dorsal lamella exists.[details]

Type locality Off Nenusa Islands, south of Mindanao, Philippine Sea, Pacific Ocean (4.55°, 127.1°). The type locality was originally stated to be in Celebes Sea, but in reality it is already located in the southwestern part of the Philippine Sea. [details]

Type material Holotype deposited at the Natural History Museum, London, UK (NHMUK 1885.12.1.132). [details]