WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbinia dubia Day, 1955

337435  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:337435)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, J. H. (1955). The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology. 42(287): 407-452., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1955.tb02216.x
page(s): 409, fig. 1a-d [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  NHMUK 1961.16.35, locality Langebaan...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHMUK 1961.16.35, locality Langebaan (Langebaan shore, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -33.091°, 18.029°); intertidal, at neap low tide, in fine white sand) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Langebaan shore, Western Cape Province, South...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Langebaan shore, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -33.091°, 18.029°), intertidal, at neap low tide, in fine white sand. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of South Africa: Langebaan...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of South Africa: Langebaan (Western Cape Province). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet dubia...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet dubia (masculine: dubius) is a Latin adjective meaning 'dubious', 'doubtful' or 'undetermined', and presumably refers to the dubious taxonomic assignation of the species, as it is stated to resemble superficially Orbinia angrapequensis (Augener, 1918) and also to show many resemblances with Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776). The species was later moved by the author to the genus Scolaricia Eisig, 1914 (now considered to be synonymous with Scoloplos Blainville, 1828.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]
WoRMS (2008). Orbinia dubia Day, 1955. 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=337435 on 2017-12-18

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original description Day, J. H. (1955). The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology. 42(287): 407-452., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1955.tb02216.x
page(s): 409, fig. 1a-d [details]   

new combination reference Day, J. H. (1961). The Polychaet [sic] Fauna of South Africa. Part 6. Sedentary species dredged off Cape coasts with a few new records from the shore. Journal of the Linnean Society of London. 44(299): 463-560., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1961.tb01623.x
page(s): 481 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHMUK 1961.16.35, locality Langebaan (Langebaan shore, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -33.091°, 18.029°); intertidal, at neap low tide, in fine white sand) [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of South Africa: Langebaan (Western Cape Province). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet dubia (masculine: dubius) is a Latin adjective meaning 'dubious', 'doubtful' or 'undetermined', and presumably refers to the dubious taxonomic assignation of the species, as it is stated to resemble superficially Orbinia angrapequensis (Augener, 1918) and also to show many resemblances with Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776). The species was later moved by the author to the genus Scolaricia Eisig, 1914 (now considered to be synonymous with Scoloplos Blainville, 1828.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Intertidal fine white sand. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Langebaan shore, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -33.091°, 18.029°), intertidal, at neap low tide, in fine white sand. [details]