WoRMS name details

Serpula reversa Montagu, 1803

338132  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338132)

taxon inquirendum (original indeterminable (perhaps) Hydroides)
Species
Serpula (Eupomatus) reversa Montagu, 1803 (superseded subsequent combination, genus unchanged)
Serpula vermicularis reversa Montagu, 1803 (superseded subsequent combination, genus unchanged)
Spirorbis reversus (Montagu, 1803) (superseded subsequent combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Montagu, George. (1803). Testacea Britannica or Natural History of British Shells, Marine, Land, and Fresh-Water, Including the Most Minute: Systematically Arranged and Embellished with Figures. J. White, London, Vol. 1, xxxvii + 291 pp. and Vol. 2, 293–606., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/78694
page(s): 508 [details]   
Type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Atlantic Ocean, England  
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, England [details]
Taxonomy Often attributed to the genus Spirorbis, however, Montagu clearly refers to a variable spiralised tube, while Brown's...  
Taxonomy Often attributed to the genus Spirorbis, however, Montagu clearly refers to a variable spiralised tube, while Brown's figure (1844 pl.54 fig.52) shows a slightly irregular spiral, not typical for spirorbids. Johnston (1865: 271) mentions Eupomatus pectinatus as possible synonym, indicative of the final attribution to Hydroides norvegicus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Serpula reversa Montagu, 1803. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338132 on 2018-04-19
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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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2016-08-04 21:49:46Z
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original description Montagu, George. (1803). Testacea Britannica or Natural History of British Shells, Marine, Land, and Fresh-Water, Including the Most Minute: Systematically Arranged and Embellished with Figures. J. White, London, Vol. 1, xxxvii + 291 pp. and Vol. 2, 293–606., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/78694
page(s): 508 [details]   

taxonomy source Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. [book]. 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 270, 271 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Brown, T. (1844) Illustrations of the Recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the Description and Localities of all the Species, Marine, Land, and Fresh Water. Drawn and Coloured from Nature. Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged. Smith, Elder & C
page(s): 124 [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] 

additional source  (ofSpirorbis reversus (Montagu, 1803)) Brown, T. (1844) Illustrations of the Recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the Description and Localities of all the Species, Marine, Land, and Fresh Water. Drawn and Coloured from Nature. Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged. Smith, Elder & C
page(s): 124 [details]   

new combination reference  (ofSpirorbis reversus (Montagu, 1803)) Thorpe, C. (1844) British Marine Conchology; Being a Descriptive Catalogue, Arranged According to the Lamarckian System, of the Salt Water Shells of Great Britain. Edward Lumley, London, L + 267 pp.
page(s): 12 [details]   

new combination reference  (ofSerpula vermicularis reversa Montagu, 1803) Turton, W. (1819) A Conchological Dictionary of the British Islands. J. Booth, London, xxvii + 272 pp., 28 pls., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/29692 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Indeterminable from Montagu's description, which lacked a figure. There is later supposition that he was describing a Hydroides, but it seems best not to assign it. Johnston (1865: 271) is one who adds the link to Hydroides by tentatively including Eupomatus pectinatus Philippi under S. reversa. [details]

Taxonomy Often attributed to the genus Spirorbis, however, Montagu clearly refers to a variable spiralised tube, while Brown's figure (1844 pl.54 fig.52) shows a slightly irregular spiral, not typical for spirorbids. Johnston (1865: 271) mentions Eupomatus pectinatus as possible synonym, indicative of the final attribution to Hydroides norvegicus. [details]

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