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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis flaccida Grube, 1878 
AphiaID: 332398

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 editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis flaccida (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis flaccida (Grube, 1878)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Sources  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://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.85345
page(s): 118-119, plate VII 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]

new combination reference Aguado, M.T.; Martin, G.S.; Ten Hove, H.A. 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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Camiguin [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Palau [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype MPW No. 394 [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype ZMB Verm. Q 4395 [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Notes 
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332398
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Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2014-05-23 01:09:10Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2014). Syllis flaccida Grube, 1878. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332398 on 2014-12-26
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