WoRMS name details

Syllis lycochaetus Grube, 1878

332404  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332404)

nomen dubium
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): 117-118 + 112, plate VII figs. 2, 2a, 2b, 2c [details]   
Note Philippines, Mindanao Island, Zamboanga...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Philippines, Mindanao Island, Zamboanga (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 6.89, long. 122.06).  [details]
Type material Licher (1999) did not find the type material, it might have been lost.  [details]
Depth range Shallow water.   
Depth range Shallow water.  [details]

Distribution Philippines (Mindanao Island: Zamboanga), and Indonesia (Pulau Edam, near Java, and Ambon Island).   
Distribution Philippines (Mindanao Island: Zamboanga), and Indonesia (Pulau Edam, near Java, and Ambon Island).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet lycochaetus is formed by the prefix of Greek origin 'lyco', meaning 'wolf', and the Latin word...  
Etymology The specific epithet lycochaetus is formed by the prefix of Greek origin 'lyco', meaning 'wolf', and the Latin word chaetus, meaning 'haired'. The etymology is not clear and maybe refers to the simple chaetae, shaped like wolf canines. [details]

Taxonomic remark The description and figures of Syllis lycochaetus provided by Grube (1878) and Ehlers (1920) seem to indicate a species...  
Taxonomic remark The description and figures of Syllis lycochaetus provided by Grube (1878) and Ehlers (1920) seem to indicate a species belonging to the genus Alcyonosyllis Glasby & Watson, 2001. It could be an older synonym of one of the species of this genus described from the Indo-Pacific region. [details]

Taxonomy Licher (1999) considered Syllis lycochaetus as being a nomen dubium.   
Taxonomy Licher (1999) considered Syllis lycochaetus as being a nomen dubium.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Syllis lycochaetus Grube, 1878. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332404 on 2018-05-23
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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): 117-118 + 112, plate VII figs. 2, 2a, 2b, 2c [details]   

additional source Ehlers, E. 1920. Polychaeten von Java und Amboina. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der malaiischen Strandfauna. Abhandlungen der koeniglichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Goettingen, Ser. neue folge, 10(7): 1-73., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/index.php?id=11&PPN=PPN251726223_0010&DMDID=DMDLOG_0055&L=1
page(s): 40-41 [details]   

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): 306 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Depth range Shallow water.  [details]

Distribution Philippines (Mindanao Island: Zamboanga), and Indonesia (Pulau Edam, near Java, and Ambon Island).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet lycochaetus is formed by the prefix of Greek origin 'lyco', meaning 'wolf', and the Latin word chaetus, meaning 'haired'. The etymology is not clear and maybe refers to the simple chaetae, shaped like wolf canines. [details]

Habitat Coral rubble and sand, at shore or shallow water.  [details]

Taxonomic remark The description and figures of Syllis lycochaetus provided by Grube (1878) and Ehlers (1920) seem to indicate a species belonging to the genus Alcyonosyllis Glasby & Watson, 2001. It could be an older synonym of one of the species of this genus described from the Indo-Pacific region. [details]

Taxonomy Licher (1999) considered Syllis lycochaetus as being a nomen dubium.  [details]

Type locality Philippines, Mindanao Island, Zamboanga (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 6.89, long. 122.06).  [details]

Type material Licher (1999) did not find the type material, it might have been lost.  [details]