WoRMS name details

Scolecolepides arctius Chamberlin, 1920

338547  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338547)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1920). The polychaetes collected by the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18. Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18. 9B: 1-41, plates 1-6., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37673125
page(s): 17B-18B, plate III figs. 5-7; note: spelling is 'arctius' NOT 'arcticus' as in Hartman Catalogue [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype  CMN NMCIC1900-8368, locality Beaufort Sea...  
Holotype CMN NMCIC1900-8368, locality Beaufort Sea (lagoon at Collinson Point (= Simpson Cove), North Slope Borough, Alaska, USA, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Canadian Arctic Expedition Station 27o (gazetteer estimate 69.97°, -144.91°); pelagic under 5 inches (13 cm) of ice over 1 foot (0.3 m) of water) [details]
Note Lagoon at Collinson Point (= Simpson Cove),...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Lagoon at Collinson Point (= Simpson Cove), North Slope Borough, Alaska, USA, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 69.97°, -144.91°), at shallow water. [details]
Type material Holotype (CMN NMCIC1900-8368) consists in two slides with a series of parapodia of the form typical of the genus. Paratype referred by Chamberlin (1920: 17B) as "Victoria Memorial Museum, No. 37" is missing from the collection (Frank et al., 1985: 39). [details]
Depth range Shallow water, 0.3 m depth.   
Depth range Shallow water, 0.3 m depth.  [details]

Distribution Arctic Ocean: Beaufort Sea (Simpson Cove, Collinson Point, North Slope Borough, Alaska).  
Distribution Arctic Ocean: Beaufort Sea (Simpson Cove, Collinson Point, North Slope Borough, Alaska). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet arctius is a comparative degree of the Latin adjective arcte, meaning 'short' , 'thick',...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet arctius is a comparative degree of the Latin adjective arcte, meaning 'short' , 'thick', or 'narrow', and refers presumably to the shorter length of the species when compared with the genotype: "The present species is a less slender form than the genotype and consists of a much smaller number of somites,-seventy-five as against two hundred and six" (Chamberlin, 1920: 17B-18B). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Scolecolepides arctius Chamberlin, 1920. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338547 on 2018-04-22
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-10-12 21:24:19Z
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original description Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1920). The polychaetes collected by the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18. Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18. 9B: 1-41, plates 1-6., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37673125
page(s): 17B-18B, plate III figs. 5-7; note: spelling is 'arctius' NOT 'arcticus' as in Hartman Catalogue [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Foster, N.M. (1971). Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands. 36(129): 1-183., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506046
page(s): 37-41; note: to synonymy with Scolecolepides viridis [details]   

source of synonymy Sikorskii, A. V. and Buzhinskaya, Galina N. 1998. The genus Marenzelleria (Polychaeta, Spionidae) in seas of Russia. Zoologicheskii zhurnal 77(10): 1111-1120.
note: places S. arctius in Marenzelleria as M. arctia [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype CMN NMCIC1900-8368, locality Beaufort Sea (lagoon at Collinson Point (= Simpson Cove), North Slope Borough, Alaska, USA, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Canadian Arctic Expedition Station 27o (gazetteer estimate 69.97°, -144.91°); pelagic under 5 inches (13 cm) of ice over 1 foot (0.3 m) of water) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Shallow water, 0.3 m depth.  [details]

Distribution Arctic Ocean: Beaufort Sea (Simpson Cove, Collinson Point, North Slope Borough, Alaska). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet arctius is a comparative degree of the Latin adjective arcte, meaning 'short' , 'thick', or 'narrow', and refers presumably to the shorter length of the species when compared with the genotype: "The present species is a less slender form than the genotype and consists of a much smaller number of somites,-seventy-five as against two hundred and six" (Chamberlin, 1920: 17B-18B). [details]

Habitat Pelagic under 5 inches (13 cm) of ice over 1 foot (0.3 m) of water. [details]

Type locality Lagoon at Collinson Point (= Simpson Cove), North Slope Borough, Alaska, USA, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 69.97°, -144.91°), at shallow water. [details]

Type material Holotype (CMN NMCIC1900-8368) consists in two slides with a series of parapodia of the form typical of the genus. Paratype referred by Chamberlin (1920: 17B) as "Victoria Memorial Museum, No. 37" is missing from the collection (Frank et al., 1985: 39). [details]