WoRMS name details

Chloenea atlantica McIntosh, 1885

336237  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336237)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
McIntosh, William C. (1885). Report on the Annelida Polychaeta collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Ser. Zoology. vol. 12 [part 34 of reports]: 1-554, plates 1-55, 1A-39A, & Annelida stations map., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50688426
page(s): 15-17, plate I fig. 4, plate IA figs. 10-13 [details]   
Type locality contained in Canary Islands Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Canary Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note South of the Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality South of the Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean (25.75°, -20.23°). [details]
Type material Syntypes deposited at the Natural History Museum, London, UK (NHM 1885.12.1.11). [details]
Depth range 1525 fathoms (= about 2789 m).  
Depth range 1525 fathoms (= about 2789 m). [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: south of the Canary Islands, off the Western Sahara.  
Distribution Atlantic Ocean: south of the Canary Islands, off the Western Sahara. [details]

Etymology Not stated, the specific epithet atlantica refers obviously to the type locality, the Atlantic Ocean.  
Etymology Not stated, the specific epithet atlantica refers obviously to the type locality, the Atlantic Ocean. [details]

Taxonomy In creating Chloenopsis Fauchald, 1977 (and the content of the first version of this WoRMS record as created by him)...  
Taxonomy In creating Chloenopsis Fauchald, 1977 (and the content of the first version of this WoRMS record as created by him) appears to have treated Chloenea as used by McIntosh as a new genus name pre-occupied by Chloenea Kinberg, thus a homonynm needing a replacement name. This was not correct. However, Chloenopsis may be valid simply as a new genus for Chloenea sensu McIntosh and C. atlantic McIntosh, 1885, which is not a Chloeia (according to Fauchald, 1977) [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Chloenea atlantica McIntosh, 1885. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336237 on 2018-05-22
Date
action
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-11-16 21:49:47Z
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original description McIntosh, William C. (1885). Report on the Annelida Polychaeta collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Ser. Zoology. vol. 12 [part 34 of reports]: 1-554, plates 1-55, 1A-39A, & Annelida stations map., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50688426
page(s): 15-17, plate I fig. 4, plate IA figs. 10-13 [details]   

new combination reference Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf
page(s): 102; note: as Chloenopsis atlantica [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Natural History Museum, London (NHM): Collections Management Database System.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Syntype NHMUK 1885.12.1.11, locality Central Atlantic Ocean (south of Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean, Challenger Expedition Sta. 3 (25°45'N, 20°14'W; 25.75°, -20.23°); 1525 fathoms (= about 2789 m), hard ground, adhering to the sponge Poliopogon amadou Thomson, 1877, growing on the calcareous axis of a dead Corallium, coated with peroxide of manganese) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 1525 fathoms (= about 2789 m). [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: south of the Canary Islands, off the Western Sahara. [details]

Etymology Not stated, the specific epithet atlantica refers obviously to the type locality, the Atlantic Ocean. [details]

Habitat Hard ground, adhering to the sponge Poliopogon amadou Thomson, 1877, growing on the calcareous axis of a dead Corallium, coated with peroxide of manganese, at bathyal depths. [details]

Taxonomy In creating Chloenopsis Fauchald, 1977 (and the content of the first version of this WoRMS record as created by him) appears to have treated Chloenea as used by McIntosh as a new genus name pre-occupied by Chloenea Kinberg, thus a homonynm needing a replacement name. This was not correct. However, Chloenopsis may be valid simply as a new genus for Chloenea sensu McIntosh and C. atlantic McIntosh, 1885, which is not a Chloeia (according to Fauchald, 1977) [details]

Type locality South of the Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean (25.75°, -20.23°). [details]

Type material Syntypes deposited at the Natural History Museum, London, UK (NHM 1885.12.1.11). [details]