WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasyllidea humesi Pettibone, 1961

330398  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330398)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pettibone, Marian H. 1961. New species of polychaete worms from the Atlantic Ocean, with a revision of the Dorvilleidae. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 74: 167-186., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34571297 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  NMNH 30011, locality Congolese part of the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NMNH 30011, locality Congolese part of the South Atlantic Ocean (Loango, Kouilou Region, 19 kilometers north of Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, West Africa, estimated (gazetteer) -4.6308, 11.8267) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Loango, Kouilou Region, 19 kilometers north of...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Loango, Kouilou Region, 19 kilometers north of Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, West Africa, estimated (gazetteer) -4.6308, 11.8267, "mangrove swamps where fresh-water streams entered the ocean". The original description reads "collected at Loango, 19 kilometers north of Pointe Noire". Loango is a small settlement visible on satellite maps (see images), about 1 kilometer inland. The collection site may have been near the coast, where the coast road crosses a river bed, thus -4.6308, 11.8267. (Martin et al 2015 misspell Loango as Luango. Martin et al 2012 text also misspelled the name as Luango, although it is correct as Loango in their figure 1.) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology named for Arthur G. Humes, the collector of...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology named for Arthur G. Humes, the collector of the worms [details]
Read, G. (2015). Parasyllidea humesi Pettibone, 1961. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330398 on 2017-12-11

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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-03-24 21:52:46Z
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original description Pettibone, Marian H. 1961. New species of polychaete worms from the Atlantic Ocean, with a revision of the Dorvilleidae. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 74: 167-186., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34571297 [details]   

additional source Martin, Daniel; Cuesta, José; Drake, Pilar; Gil, João; Nygren, Arne; Pleijel, Fredrik. 2012. The symbiotic hesionid Parasyllidea humesi Pettibone, 1961 (Annelida: Polychaeta) hosted by Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Semelidade) in European waters. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 12(2): 145-153, available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-012-0086-2 [details]   

source of synonymy Martin, Daniel; Nygren, Arne; Hjelmstedt, Per; Drake, Pilar; Gil, João;. (2015). On the enigmatic symbiotic polychaete ‘Parasyllidea’ humesi Pettibone, 1961 (Hesionidae): taxonomy, phylogeny and behaviour. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 174 (3): 429-446., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zoj.12249/full [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NMNH 30011, locality Congolese part of the South Atlantic Ocean (Loango, Kouilou Region, 19 kilometers north of Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, West Africa, estimated (gazetteer) -4.6308, 11.8267) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Parasyllidea humesi, from the Gabon, West Africa, is a commensal, and was originally found in the mantle cavities of estuarine Tellina nymphalis Lamark (Pettibone, 1961). Martin et al. (2012) also found this species inside estuarine Scrobicularia plana on the Iberian Peninsula. Martin et al (2015:11) "strongly suggest that the host [bivalve] species infested by the Congolese population of O. humesi should be T. innominata rather than T. nymphalis". [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology named for Arthur G. Humes, the collector of the worms [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Loango, Kouilou Region, 19 kilometers north of Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, West Africa, estimated (gazetteer) -4.6308, 11.8267, "mangrove swamps where fresh-water streams entered the ocean". The original description reads "collected at Loango, 19 kilometers north of Pointe Noire". Loango is a small settlement visible on satellite maps (see images), about 1 kilometer inland. The collection site may have been near the coast, where the coast road crosses a river bed, thus -4.6308, 11.8267. (Martin et al 2015 misspell Loango as Luango. Martin et al 2012 text also misspelled the name as Luango, although it is correct as Loango in their figure 1.) [details]
 

Feeding Type
adult: symbiotic: unspecified type on Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778) [details]