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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis tenera Grube, 1872 
AphiaID: 330360

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis tenera (Species)
Status taxon inquirendum (nomen oblitum)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaonis Cerruti, 1909
Sources  original description Grube, A.E. 1872. Ueber ein paar neue Anneliden aus der Familie der Spiodeen. Schles.gesellschaft fur vaterlandische cultur Breslau Jahresber., 50: 57-59. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Mediterranean Sea [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValidity Paraonis tenera was described by Grube (1873) with base on a single specimen. The description was very short and inaccurate, and without any illustration. As noted by Strelzov (1973), "the small, flat elongated caruncle, reaching up to the second segment" described by Grube (1873) refers probably to a prostomial antennae, instead to an artifact due to the compression of the specimen, as suggested by Cerruti (1909) (see Strelzov, 1973, fig. 19, for a reconstruction based on the original description). Other features referred in the original description, as the branchiae starting at the fourth chaetiger, identifies the specimen as an indeterminable Aricidea specimen, a genus created by Webster in 1879. The species was only referred again in Fauvel (1927), based largelly in the description by Grube, and is cited in a list of Mediterranean Paraonidae by Rullier (1963). Strelzov (1973) noted that Paraonis Grube, 1873, would be an older synonym of Aricidea Webster, 1879. However, Grube’s species was never found again, no type material is known to exist, and the original description is too brief in order to allow an identification. Moreover, the name Paraonis has been used in a different sense, since 1873. For these reasons, Strelzov (1973) considered Paraonis tenera Grube, 1873 as a nomen oblitum, stating that the genus Paraonis should be retained as Paraonis Cerruti, 1909 (not Grube, 1873). [note by João Gil; 12.5.2013]. [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330360
Edit history
Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2013-05-12 16:13:17Z  changed  Gil, João
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2015). Paraonis tenera Grube, 1872. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330360 on 2016-07-28
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