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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasyllidea humesi Pettibone, 1961 
AphiaID: 330398

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 editorHesionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodrominae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphiodromini (Tribe) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasyllidea (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasyllidea humesi (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxydromus humesi (Pettibone, 1961)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasyllidea Pettibone, 1961
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasyllidea Pettibone, 1961 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxydromus Grube, 1855
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasyllidea humesi Pettibone, 1961
Sources  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]

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. efirst 1-18 [online before print, 19 March, 2015]., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zoj.12249/full [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  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]
Feedingtype  adult: symbiotic: unspecified type on Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Notes 
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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]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Location of Loango, Republic of Congo coast, type locality of Parasyllidea humesi (inferred collection point indicated).
Location of Loango, Re...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330398
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-03-24 21:52:46Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Parasyllidea humesi Pettibone, 1961. 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=330398 on 2015-05-24
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