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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbinia dubia Day, 1955 
AphiaID: 337435

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbinia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbinia dubia (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolaricia dubia (Day, 1955)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbinia Quatrefages, 1866
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbinia dubia Day, 1955
Sources  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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in South Africa [details]
Specimen  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]
Notes 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:337435
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Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: 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 2017-10-18
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