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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes obscura Treadwell, 1928 
AphiaID: 339105

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes obscura (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerinereis helleri (Grube, 1878)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes Kinberg, 1865
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes obscura Treadwell, 1928
Sources  original description Treadwell, Aaron L. (1928). Polychaetous annelids from the Arcturus Oceanographic Expedition. Zoologica, New York. 8(8): 449-485., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/51020852
page(s): 472, fig. 179: 50 to 53 [details]

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1956). Polychaetous annelids erected by Treadwell, 1891 to 1948, together with a brief chronology. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 109(2): 239-310., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2246/1145
page(s): 255, 281 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Cocos Islands [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype AMNH , locality Cocos Islands (Cocos Island, west of Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean (05°32'N, 86°59'W; 5.5333°, -86.9833°)) [details]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pacific Ocean: Cocos Island (west of Costa Rica). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated, uncertain. The specific epithet obscura is a Latin adjective meaning 'dark', 'dusky', 'indistinct', 'complicated, 'unknown', 'reserved' or 'secret'. With base only on the original description it is not possible to be certain to which aspect of the species the name refers to. However, it coud refer to the eyes: "The eyes are small and in the preserved material are colored brown" (Treadwell, 1928: 472). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Not stated. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpecimen Deposited at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA (AMNH). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Off Cocos Island, west of Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean (5.5333°, -86.9833°). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:339105
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2017-09-01 10:29:20Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2017). Neanthes obscura Treadwell, 1928. 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=339105 on 2017-10-24
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