WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Eupomatus) heterocerus Grube, 1868 [original]

338099  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338099)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Grube, A.E. 1868. Beschreibungen einiger von Georg Ritter von Frauenfeld gesammelter Anneliden und Gephyreen des rothen Meeres. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 18: 629-650. Plates 7-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25254604
page(s): 639; note: as S. (Eupomatus) heterocerus original spelling [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Unspecified Red Sea, but perhaps northern Red...  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Unspecified Red Sea, but perhaps northern Red Sea. Grube’s report was titled as Red Sea worms collected by Georg Ritter von Frauenfeld. Grube states in his opening sentence that the worms were handed to him without any other information, and unfortunately it seems he did not investigate this further. In the narrative of his visit von Frauenfeld (1855) mentions Suez, the Sinai Peninsula, and seeing countless annelids on the Red Sea shore, but does not match observation to locality. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology adjectival combination from latinised Greek...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology adjectival combination from latinised Greek 'hetero' (different) combined with 'cerus' (horn), presumably a reference to the opercular spines [details]
Read, G. (2016). Serpula (Eupomatus) heterocerus. 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=338099 on 2017-12-16

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original description Grube, A.E. 1868. Beschreibungen einiger von Georg Ritter von Frauenfeld gesammelter Anneliden und Gephyreen des rothen Meeres. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 18: 629-650. Plates 7-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25254604
page(s): 639; note: as S. (Eupomatus) heterocerus original spelling [details]   

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology adjectival combination from latinised Greek 'hetero' (different) combined with 'cerus' (horn), presumably a reference to the opercular spines [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical gender Serpula is feminine therefore Grube's 'heterocerus' ending appears to be a mismatch. Perhaps he was matching it to the subgenus. Some later authors introduced a 'heteroceros' ending, but this just appears to be a lapsus. Although '-ceros' epithet spellings exist, Grube's original spelling cannot be arbitrarily changed in this way. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Unspecified Red Sea, but perhaps northern Red Sea. Grube’s report was titled as Red Sea worms collected by Georg Ritter von Frauenfeld. Grube states in his opening sentence that the worms were handed to him without any other information, and unfortunately it seems he did not investigate this further. In the narrative of his visit von Frauenfeld (1855) mentions Suez, the Sinai Peninsula, and seeing countless annelids on the Red Sea shore, but does not match observation to locality. [details]