WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis remex Chamberlin, 1919

332423

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332423

nomen dubium
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1919. The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 175-176, plate 21 fig. 5, plate 22 figs. 4-6 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  USNM 19479, locality Gilbert Islands (Pacific...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 19479, locality Gilbert Islands (Pacific Ocean, Kiribati, northern Gilbert Islands, off Apaiang (= Abaiang) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 1.675º, long. 172.992º); surface, taken at night by electric light) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Pacific Ocean, Kiribati, northern Gilbert...  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Pacific Ocean, Kiribati, northern Gilbert Islands, off Apaiang (= Abaiang) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 1.675º, long. 172.992º), surface, taken at night by electric light.  [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Holotype of Syllis remex (USNM 19479) is an epitokous specimen. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Surface, taken at night by electric light.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Surface, taken at night by electric light.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Central Pacific Ocean: Kiribati, northern...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Central Pacific Ocean: Kiribati, northern Gilbert Islands (off Abaiang). Only known from the type locality. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet remex is the Latin noun...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet remex is the Latin noun for 'oarsman'or 'rower', and refers to the "broad, thin, natatory dorsal setae which are unlike any I have found described for other species" (Chamberlin, 1919: 176).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Licher (1999: 307) the species is...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Licher (1999: 307) the species is not a syllid, being the holotype an epitoke form with hypertrophied eyes which taxonomy is unclear. In the original description Chamberlin (1919: 176) already states that "The generic position of the form is very doubtful since the character of any armature in the pharynx, if present, was not successfully elucidated in the single type-specimen and because comparatively so few of the pelagic or sexual forms in the family have been described. The presence of tentacular cirri makes the position of the species in Syllis more doubtful, as the known sexual forms in that genus generally lack these processes.[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Pacific Ocean, Kiribati, northern Gilbert...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Pacific Ocean, Kiribati, northern Gilbert Islands, off Apaiang (= Abaiang) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 1.675º, long. 172.992º), surface, taken at night by electric light.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Holotype of Syllis remex (USNM 19479) is an...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Holotype of Syllis remex (USNM 19479) is an epitokous specimen. [details]
Gil, J. (2015). Syllis remex Chamberlin, 1919. 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=332423 on 2017-11-20

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original description Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1919. The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 175-176, plate 21 fig. 5, plate 22 figs. 4-6 [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): 307 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 19479, locality Gilbert Islands (Pacific Ocean, Kiribati, northern Gilbert Islands, off Apaiang (= Abaiang) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 1.675º, long. 172.992º); surface, taken at night by electric light) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Surface, taken at night by electric light.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Central Pacific Ocean: Kiribati, northern Gilbert Islands (off Abaiang). Only known from the type locality. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet remex is the Latin noun for 'oarsman'or 'rower', and refers to the "broad, thin, natatory dorsal setae which are unlike any I have found described for other species" (Chamberlin, 1919: 176).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat The only known specimen was collected at the surface, at night by electric night. It was an epitokous specimen, and the atokous form and its habitat are unknown. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Licher (1999: 307) the species is not a syllid, being the holotype an epitoke form with hypertrophied eyes which taxonomy is unclear. In the original description Chamberlin (1919: 176) already states that "The generic position of the form is very doubtful since the character of any armature in the pharynx, if present, was not successfully elucidated in the single type-specimen and because comparatively so few of the pelagic or sexual forms in the family have been described. The presence of tentacular cirri makes the position of the species in Syllis more doubtful, as the known sexual forms in that genus generally lack these processes.[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Pacific Ocean, Kiribati, northern Gilbert Islands, off Apaiang (= Abaiang) (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 1.675º, long. 172.992º), surface, taken at night by electric light.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Holotype of Syllis remex (USNM 19479) is an epitokous specimen. [details]