WoRMS name details

Placostegus ornatus (Sowerby & Sowerby, 1820-25)

334547  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:334547)

taxon inquirendum
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Placostegus ornatus (Sowerby & Sowerby, 1820-25). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=334547 on 2018-04-24
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
2009-07-31 12:33:51Z

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basis of record Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Mörch, O. A. L. (1863). Revisio critica Serpulidarum. Et Bidrag til Rørormenes Naturhistorie. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift. København, Ser. 3, 1: 347-470, pl. 11 [also issued as a separate, 1–124, pl. 11]., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/naturhistoriskti01copeuoft
page(s): 420 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Plate 2 fig.8 of Sowerby & Sowerby's Serpula ornata depicts an attached tube with medial keel flanked by two rows of pits, rather reminiscent of Spirobranchus polytrema! The last comment of Mörch (p.420) freely translated is "It is not impossible that P. ornatus Sowb. will prove to be a subspecies of P. porosus when larger series become known. [details]