WoRMS name details

Syllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861

332399  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332399)

nomen dubium (juvenile Eunicida; not Syllidae)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 71, text-figs. a-c on the middle of the page [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -33.88º, long. 18.45º). [details]
Type material Type material not found by Licher (1999: 305), who considered it to be probably lost. [details]
Depth range Not stated in original description.   
Depth range Not stated in original description.  [details]

Distribution South Africa: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope.  
Distribution South Africa: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet fusicornis is composed by the words fusi, the genitive of the Latin noun fusus and meaning 'spindle',...  
Etymology The specific epithet fusicornis is composed by the words fusi, the genitive of the Latin noun fusus and meaning 'spindle', and the Latin adjective cornis, meaning 'horned', and refers to the three spindle shaped antennae present in the species.  [details]

Taxonomy Licher (1999: 305) in the absence of type material considered the species to be a nomen dubium.   
Taxonomy Licher (1999: 305) in the absence of type material considered the species to be a nomen dubium.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Syllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332399 on 2018-06-24
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-05-10 21:46:01Z
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2015-05-12 22:49:20Z
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original description Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 71, text-figs. a-c on the middle of the page [details]  OpenAccess publication 

status source 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): 305 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Depth range Not stated in original description.  [details]

Distribution South Africa: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope. [details]

Editor's comment The description and drawings of Syllis fusicornis provided by Schmarda (1861: 71), together with the small size of the single studied specimen (6 mm long, 1.3 mm wide, 31 segments) suggest that the species is a juvenile Eunicida (Eunicidae or Onuphidae). The presence of only three prostomial appendages, the antennae, while the palps are still not developed, is characteristic of the younger stages of different genera of both families. [details]

Etymology The specific epithet fusicornis is composed by the words fusi, the genitive of the Latin noun fusus and meaning 'spindle', and the Latin adjective cornis, meaning 'horned', and refers to the three spindle shaped antennae present in the species.  [details]

Habitat Not stated in original description.  [details]

Taxonomy Licher (1999: 305) in the absence of type material considered the species to be a nomen dubium.  [details]

Type locality South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -33.88º, long. 18.45º). [details]

Type material Type material not found by Licher (1999: 305), who considered it to be probably lost. [details]