WoRMS name details

Scoloplos (Scoloplos) difficilis Day, 1977

331777  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:331777)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, John H. (1977). A review of the Australian and New Zealand Orbiniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta). 217-246. <i>In</i>: Reish, Donald J.; Fauchald, Kristian (Eds.). Essays on polychaetous annelids in memory of Dr. Olga Hartman. The Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California.
page(s): 229-230, fig. 2a-e [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  AM W.6038, geounit Moreton Bay  
Holotype AM W.6038, geounit Moreton Bay [details]
Note Mouth of Jackson Creek, Moreton Bay,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Mouth of Jackson Creek, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia (gazetteer estimate -27.350°, 153.112°). [details]
Depth range Low water.  
Depth range Low water. [details]

Distribution Australia, on temperate to subtropical shores: New South Wales (Broulee; Burrill Lake; Lake Conjola; Lake Cuttage; Myrall River;...  
Distribution Australia, on temperate to subtropical shores: New South Wales (Broulee; Burrill Lake; Lake Conjola; Lake Cuttage; Myrall River; Narooma; Wooli Creek); Queensland (Moreton Bay); South Australia (Okaparinga Estuary); Victoria (Corio Lake; Lakes Entrance; Mallacoota; Nungurner); Western Australia (Walpole Jetty, Perth). [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original descripton. The specific epithet difficilis is a Latin adjective meaning 'difficult' or...  
Etymology Not stated in the original descripton. The specific epithet difficilis is a Latin adjective meaning 'difficult' or 'troublesome', and refers presumably to the stated similarity of the species with other described taxa, namely Leitoscoloplos normalis Day, 1977, and Scoloplos simplex (Hutchings, 1974). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Scoloplos (Scoloplos) difficilis Day, 1977. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=331777 on 2020-07-03
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Day, John H. (1977). A review of the Australian and New Zealand Orbiniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta). 217-246. <i>In</i>: Reish, Donald J.; Fauchald, Kristian (Eds.). Essays on polychaetous annelids in memory of Dr. Olga Hartman. The Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California.
page(s): 229-230, fig. 2a-e [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Hutchings, P.; Rainer, S. (1979). The polychaete fauna of Careel Bay, Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 13(6): 745-796., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937900770561
page(s): 761-762 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Holotype AM W.6038, geounit Moreton Bay [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Low water. [details]

Distribution Australia, on temperate to subtropical shores: New South Wales (Broulee; Burrill Lake; Lake Conjola; Lake Cuttage; Myrall River; Narooma; Wooli Creek); Queensland (Moreton Bay); South Australia (Okaparinga Estuary); Victoria (Corio Lake; Lakes Entrance; Mallacoota; Nungurner); Western Australia (Walpole Jetty, Perth). [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original descripton. The specific epithet difficilis is a Latin adjective meaning 'difficult' or 'troublesome', and refers presumably to the stated similarity of the species with other described taxa, namely Leitoscoloplos normalis Day, 1977, and Scoloplos simplex (Hutchings, 1974). [details]

Habitat Shore. According to online data provided by the Australian Museum, the holotype was collected on sand flats. [details]

Type locality Mouth of Jackson Creek, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia (gazetteer estimate -27.350°, 153.112°). [details]