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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Eupomatus) heterocerus Grube, 1868 
AphiaID: 338099

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Eupomatus) (Subgenus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Eupomatus) heterocerus (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroides heterocera (Grube, 1868)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Eupomatus)
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Eupomatus) heterocerus Grube, 1868
Sources  original description Grube, A.E. 1868. Beschreibungen einiger von Georg Ritter von Frauenfeld gesammelter Anneliden und Gephyreen des rothen Meeres. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-k√∂niglichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 18: 629-650. Plates 7-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25254604 [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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Red Sea [details]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
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]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Indian Ocean, Red Sea [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338099
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-08-05 23:02:39Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Serpula (Eupomatus) heterocerus Grube, 1868. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338099 on 2015-08-28
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