WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis flaccida Grube, 1878

332398 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332398)
Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/162068#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 118-119, plate VII fig. 6 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island, 'Aibuhit').

Normally it is considered that Aibuhit is located in Philippines, but Grube (1878: III) clearly states "Ausser den Philippinen kommt noch Aibuhit auf Bahaltaub, einer der Palaos-Inseln (westlichen Karolinen, Pelews der Engländer) in Betracht" ('Apart from the Philippines comes into consideration Aibuhit on Bahaltaub, one of Palau Islands (Western Carolines, English Pelews)'). Bahaltaub (= Babelthuap or Babeltaob) refers to today's Babeldaob Island, while it is not clear to which contemporary location refers Aibuhit (maybe Aimellik?; after Semper's visit the Palau Islands were administrated by Germany, Japan, and the United States before gaining full sovereignty, so probably many toponyms changed).  [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Grube (1878) refers the collection of 4 specimens from Aibuhit (maybe Aimellik?; Palau Islands) and Camiguin (Philippines). Wiktor (1980) refers 4 syntypes deposited at the MPW, with reference No. 394, collected at Aibuhit and Camiguin. Posteriorly Licher (1999) and Aguado et al (2008) refer the existence of 3 syntypes deposited at the MPW (reference No. 394) and 2 additional syntypes deposited at the ZMB (reference Verm. Q 4395), all collected at Aibuhit and Camiguin. This way, it is difficult to know if each of the lots of syntypes is from a different location, or if both lots include specimens from Palau and Philippines.  [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Shore.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Shore.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet flaccida is a Latin form...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet flaccida is a Latin form meaning 'flaccid' or 'loose', and refers to the flaccidity or floppiness of the body of the specimens.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island, 'Aibuhit').

Normally it is considered that Aibuhit is located in Philippines, but Grube (1878: III) clearly states "Ausser den Philippinen kommt noch Aibuhit auf Bahaltaub, einer der Palaos-Inseln (westlichen Karolinen, Pelews der Engländer) in Betracht" ('Apart from the Philippines comes into consideration Aibuhit on Bahaltaub, one of Palau Islands (Western Carolines, English Pelews)'). Bahaltaub (= Babelthuap or Babeltaob) refers to today's Babeldaob Island, while it is not clear to which contemporary location refers Aibuhit (maybe Aimellik?; after Semper's visit the Palau Islands were administrated by Germany, Japan, and the United States before gaining full sovereignty, so probably many toponyms changed).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Grube (1878) refers the collection of 4...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Grube (1878) refers the collection of 4 specimens from Aibuhit (maybe Aimellik?; Palau Islands) and Camiguin (Philippines). Wiktor (1980) refers 4 syntypes deposited at the MPW, with reference No. 394, collected at Aibuhit and Camiguin. Posteriorly Licher (1999) and Aguado et al (2008) refer the existence of 3 syntypes deposited at the MPW (reference No. 394) and 2 additional syntypes deposited at the ZMB (reference Verm. Q 4395), all collected at Aibuhit and Camiguin. This way, it is difficult to know if each of the lots of syntypes is from a different location, or if both lots include specimens from Palau and Philippines.  [details]
Gil, J. (2014). Syllis flaccida Grube, 1878. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332398 on 2017-11-23

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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 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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/162068#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 118-119, plate VII fig. 6 [details]   

new combination reference Aguado, M. T.; San Martín, G.; Hove, T. (2008). Syllidae (Annelida : Polychaeta) from Indonesia collected by the Siboga (1899-1900) and Snellius II (1984) expeditions. Zootaxa. 1673: 1-48.
page(s): 16-18, fig. 6 [details]   

new combination reference Licher, Frank 2000 (1999), Revision der Gattung Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (Polychaeta: Syllidae). Morphologie, Taxonomie und Phylogenie. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 551:1-336
page(s): 246, figs. 17J, 103 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype MPW No. 394 [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype ZMB Verm. Q 4395 [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Shore.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet flaccida is a Latin form meaning 'flaccid' or 'loose', and refers to the flaccidity or floppiness of the body of the specimens.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat On the shore, between stones and coral blocks.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island, 'Aibuhit').

Normally it is considered that Aibuhit is located in Philippines, but Grube (1878: III) clearly states "Ausser den Philippinen kommt noch Aibuhit auf Bahaltaub, einer der Palaos-Inseln (westlichen Karolinen, Pelews der Engländer) in Betracht" ('Apart from the Philippines comes into consideration Aibuhit on Bahaltaub, one of Palau Islands (Western Carolines, English Pelews)'). Bahaltaub (= Babelthuap or Babeltaob) refers to today's Babeldaob Island, while it is not clear to which contemporary location refers Aibuhit (maybe Aimellik?; after Semper's visit the Palau Islands were administrated by Germany, Japan, and the United States before gaining full sovereignty, so probably many toponyms changed).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Grube (1878) refers the collection of 4 specimens from Aibuhit (maybe Aimellik?; Palau Islands) and Camiguin (Philippines). Wiktor (1980) refers 4 syntypes deposited at the MPW, with reference No. 394, collected at Aibuhit and Camiguin. Posteriorly Licher (1999) and Aguado et al (2008) refer the existence of 3 syntypes deposited at the MPW (reference No. 394) and 2 additional syntypes deposited at the ZMB (reference Verm. Q 4395), all collected at Aibuhit and Camiguin. This way, it is difficult to know if each of the lots of syntypes is from a different location, or if both lots include specimens from Palau and Philippines.  [details]