WoRMS name details

Serpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758

338090  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338090)

nomen dubium (indeterminable, but most later usages likely S. vermicularis)
Species
Serpula contorcuplicata [auct. misspelling] (misspelling of 'contortuplicata')
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Type locality contained in European waters (ERMS scope)  
type locality contained in European waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Note Atlantic Ocean, Europe  
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, Europe [details]
Nomenclature Note that Serpula vermicularis, although junior in publication date to S contortuplicata and other original Serpula names...  
Nomenclature Note that Serpula vermicularis, although junior in publication date to S contortuplicata and other original Serpula names of 1758, is type species of Serpula by ICZN Opinion 767, and might be assumed to outrank all other Serpula names for priority. However, it is noteworthy that Serpula contortuplicata is not directly dealt with in the Opinion. See also the application of Heppell (1963) where the differing early interpretations of Serpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758 are discussed, but no request made to the ICZN as to how to treat it.

Serpula contortuplicata may be best regarded as a nomen oblitum (Art. 23.9), disregarding the minor usages in non taxonomic works for a few years post 1899, notably in the Tafel 96 figure in Haeckel's (1904) "Kunstformen der Natur" [details]

Status The name Serpula contortuplicata has been used by various authors for various taxa, mostly for what is now Serpula...  
Status The name Serpula contortuplicata has been used by various authors for various taxa, mostly for what is now Serpula vermicularis (e.g. by Savigny 1822, fide Fauvel 1927), but also suggested to equate to Hydroides norvegica (see e.g. Malmgren 1867: 228, also Hartman catalogue p.593), or even placed in Vermetidae. However, both Linnaeus (1767) and Lamarck (1818) refer to D'Argenville (1742, 1772) figs B, C, D, E. These, if identifiable at all, probably belong to Serpula vermicularis. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Serpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338090 on 2018-11-19
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-20 06:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2012-11-06 12:37:23Z
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2012-11-06 21:15:58Z
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2016-06-15 22:21:14Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Linnaeus C. (1767). <i>Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis.</i> Ed. 12. 1., <i>Regnum Animale. 1 & 2</i>. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. <em>Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii.</em> pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Humphreys, Henry Noel. (1857). Ocean gardens : the history of the marine aquarium, and the best methods now adopted for its establishment and preservation. <em>[Book].</em> Sampson Low, London, 12 plates, 112 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137892
page(s): 87; note: colour plate painting of a group of Serpula contortuplicata [details]   

source of synonymy Fauvel, P. (1927). Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. <em>Faune de France Volume 16. Paul Lechevalier. Paris.</em> 1-494., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/P.FAUVEL(FdeFr16)Polychetes-sendentaires.pdf [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Serpula contorta: Gerth (1941: 160) is an error for S. contortuplicata Savigny, and should be referred to S. vermicularis [details]

Nomenclature Note that Serpula vermicularis, although junior in publication date to S contortuplicata and other original Serpula names of 1758, is type species of Serpula by ICZN Opinion 767, and might be assumed to outrank all other Serpula names for priority. However, it is noteworthy that Serpula contortuplicata is not directly dealt with in the Opinion. See also the application of Heppell (1963) where the differing early interpretations of Serpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758 are discussed, but no request made to the ICZN as to how to treat it.

Serpula contortuplicata may be best regarded as a nomen oblitum (Art. 23.9), disregarding the minor usages in non taxonomic works for a few years post 1899, notably in the Tafel 96 figure in Haeckel's (1904) "Kunstformen der Natur" [details]

Status The name Serpula contortuplicata has been used by various authors for various taxa, mostly for what is now Serpula vermicularis (e.g. by Savigny 1822, fide Fauvel 1927), but also suggested to equate to Hydroides norvegica (see e.g. Malmgren 1867: 228, also Hartman catalogue p.593), or even placed in Vermetidae. However, both Linnaeus (1767) and Lamarck (1818) refer to D'Argenville (1742, 1772) figs B, C, D, E. These, if identifiable at all, probably belong to Serpula vermicularis. [details]

From other sources
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, Europe [details]