WoRMS name details

Torquea eximia Leidy, 1855

339628  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:339628)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Leidy, J. (1855). Contributions towards a knowledge of the marine Invertebrate fauna of the coasts of Rhode Island and New Jersey. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 3(2) no. 11: 135-152, pls. 10-11. (xii-1855)., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36848120
page(s): 146-147, plate XI figs. 51-52 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Point Judith, entrance of Narragansett Bay,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Point Judith, entrance of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 41.36°, -71.48°). [details]
Type material According to Day (1973: 123), "Leidy's type of Torquaea [sic] eximia has been lost[details]
Depth range Below tide mark.  
Depth range Below tide mark. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA: Rhode Island (Point Judith, entrance of Narragansett Bay).  
Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA: Rhode Island (Point Judith, entrance of Narragansett Bay). [details]

Etymology Not expressly stated. The specific epithet eximia is a Latin adjective meaning 'special', 'particular' or 'remarkable', and...  
Etymology Not expressly stated. The specific epithet eximia is a Latin adjective meaning 'special', 'particular' or 'remarkable', and seems to refers to the many remarkable features of the species, according to its author. "This worm is remarkable for its softness, its blood red color, its numerous extensible tentaculae, and its numerous podal hooks" (Leidy, 1855: 146-147). [details]

Taxonomic remark According to Glasby and Hutchings (2014) the description of this species is inadequate, the original drawings are too...  
Taxonomic remark According to Glasby and Hutchings (2014) the description of this species is inadequate, the original drawings are too small to show specific characters. Glasby and Hutchings (2014) suggest that this species has to be treated as species inquirenda until additional material is available. [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus.  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Torquea eximia Leidy, 1855. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=339628 on 2020-10-28
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original description Leidy, J. (1855). Contributions towards a knowledge of the marine Invertebrate fauna of the coasts of Rhode Island and New Jersey. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 3(2) no. 11: 135-152, pls. 10-11. (xii-1855)., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36848120
page(s): 146-147, plate XI figs. 51-52 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

taxonomy source Glasby, Christopher J.; Hutchings, Patricia A. (2014). Revision of the taxonomy of <em>Polycirrus</em> Grube, 1850 (Annelida: Terebellida: Polycirridae). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3877(1): 1-117., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3877.1.1
page(s): 55; note: considered as species inquirenda [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Verrill, A. E. (1873). XVIII. Report upon the invertebrate animals of Vineyard Sound and the adjacent waters, with an account of the physical characters of the region. <em>Report on the condition of the sea fisheries of the south coast of New England [later becomes Reports of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries].</em> 1: 295-778 pls. 1-38., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12087501
page(s): 616; note: as Polycirrus eximius [details]  OpenAccess publication 

new combination reference Quatrefages, A. (1866). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <b>Volume 2.</b>. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 383; note: as Apneumea eximia [details]  OpenAccess publication 

status source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628.
page(s): 517, 531; note: as Polycirrus eximius [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Depth range Below tide mark. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of the USA: Rhode Island (Point Judith, entrance of Narragansett Bay). [details]

Etymology Not expressly stated. The specific epithet eximia is a Latin adjective meaning 'special', 'particular' or 'remarkable', and seems to refers to the many remarkable features of the species, according to its author. "This worm is remarkable for its softness, its blood red color, its numerous extensible tentaculae, and its numerous podal hooks" (Leidy, 1855: 146-147). [details]

Habitat From mud and sand, below tide mark. [details]

Taxonomic remark According to Glasby and Hutchings (2014) the description of this species is inadequate, the original drawings are too small to show specific characters. Glasby and Hutchings (2014) suggest that this species has to be treated as species inquirenda until additional material is available. [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Type locality Point Judith, entrance of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 41.36°, -71.48°). [details]

Type material According to Day (1973: 123), "Leidy's type of Torquaea [sic] eximia has been lost[details]