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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontosyllis arenicolor Grube, 1878 
AphiaID: 330059

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEusyllinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontosyllis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontosyllis arenicolor (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontosyllis Claparède, 1863
Sources  original description Grube, A.E. 1878. Annulata Semperiana. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Annelidenfauna der Philippinen. Memoires de L'Academie Imperiale.des Sciences de St.Petersbourg., Ser. 7, 25(8): 1-300., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.85345
page(s): 126-127 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Philippines [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype MPW No. 324, locality Philippines (Bohol (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 9.41, long. 124.49)) [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Unknown.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Philippine Islands: Bohol.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet arenicolor refers to the coloration of the species, described as being sand colored or light ochre ("arenicolor vel pallide ochracea").  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Unknown.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Philippine Islands, Bohol (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 9.41, long. 124.49).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Two syntypes deposited at the MPW (No. 324). According to Wiktor (1980: 271-272): "There is no certainty whether it [MPW. No. 324] is a syntype because [the] locus typicus given in the diagnosis [is] "Philippinen (Bohol)" [and it] does not coincide with Grube's label, where the place of collecting [of] our specimens has been given [as] "Camiguin, Philippinen". As it becomes obvious from the introduction to Grube's work (1878, pp. III-VII), Semper collected this species from one place only called Bohol. Grube's diagnosis was based on two specimens, which dimensions are given. In our collection we have only two specimens collected by Semper, the dimensions coinciding with these in [the] diagnosis. The mistake in the name of the place must have been either in the work or on the label."

Bohol and Camaguin islands are both located at Bohol Sea (Philippines) and separated by 50 km in straight line. In the absence of more detailed information concerning Samper’s collection sites in both islands, the mistake does not seem to be particularly serious. There is still a possibility to know where C. Semper was sampling in July 1863, the collection date of these specimens, with base on his travelogues, letters or other possible registers, if such information exists. As already stated by Wiktor (1980), the two specimens deposited at the MPW seem to be the syntypes of Odontosyllis arenicola described by Grube (1878).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330059
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Odontosyllis arenicolor Grube, 1878. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330059 on 2014-12-26
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