WoRMS name details

Orbinia dubia Day, 1955

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

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)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]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1961.16.35, locality Langebaan...  
Holotype 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]
Note Langebaan shore, Western Cape Province, South...  
From editor or global species database
Type 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]
Depth range Intertidal.  
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of South Africa: Langebaan (Western Cape Province).  
Distribution Atlantic coast of South Africa: Langebaan (Western Cape Province). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet dubia (masculine: dubius) is a Latin adjective meaning 'dubious', 'doubtful' or...  
Etymology 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]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus.  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Orbinia dubia Day, 1955. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=337435 on 2018-05-27
Date
action
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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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 
 

Holotype 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
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of South Africa: Langebaan (Western Cape Province). [details]

Etymology 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]

Habitat Intertidal fine white sand. [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Type 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]