WoRMS name details

Syllis flaccida Grube, 1878

332398  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332398)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)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]   
Note Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and...  
From editor or global species database
Type 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]
Type 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]
Depth range Shore.   
Depth range Shore.  [details]

Distribution Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island).   
Distribution Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet flaccida is a Latin form meaning 'flaccid' or 'loose', and refers to the flaccidity or floppiness of...  
Etymology 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]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Syllis flaccida Grube, 1878. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332398 on 2018-02-24
Date
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-05-23 01:09:10Z
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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 
 

Syntype MPW No. 394 [details]
Syntype ZMB Verm. Q 4395 [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Shore.  [details]

Distribution Philippine Islands (Camiguin Island) and Western Caroline Islands (Palau, Babeldaob Island).  [details]

Etymology 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]

Habitat On the shore, between stones and coral blocks.  [details]

Type 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]

Type 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]