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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Typosyllis) punctulata Haswell, 1920 
AphiaID: 339743

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 editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Typosyllis) (Subgenus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Typosyllis) punctulata (Species)
Status nomen dubium
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Typosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Typosyllis) punctulata Haswell, 1920
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis punctulata Haswell, 1920
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyposyllis punctulata (Haswell, 1920)
Sources  original description Haswell, W. A. (1920). Australian Syllidae, Eusyllidae and Autolytidae. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 45: 90-112, plates X-XIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/24141#page/104/mode/1up
page(s): 96, plate XI figs. 1-16 [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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Australia [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype AM W.500, locality Australia (New South Wales, Port Jackson (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -33.86º, long. 151.24º); among the bases of algae growing on rocks at low water mark) [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Low eulittoral.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Australia: Port Jackson and Botany Bay (New South Wales).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet puctulata is the feminine of the Latin word punctulatus, meaning 'having small spots or punctures' or 'punctulate', and refers to the coloration of the species: "The prevailing colour of the dorsal surface is dark red, usually lighter behind, with innumerable minute colourless dots marking the position of integumentary glands" (Haswell, 1920: 96).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat At the bases of algae growing on rocks at low eulittoral.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to genus Typosyllis by Hartman (1959: 235).
Licher (1999: 307) considered the species as nomen dubium, due to the condition of the holotype: "Der Holotypus ist eingetrocknet und genügt einer Neubeschreibung nicht" ["the holotype is dry and does not enable a redescription"; translated by the Editor].
However, probably it is possible to redescribe the species with base on fresh material collected at the type locality (Port Jackson), as the coloration of the species described by Haswell (1920: 96) seems to enable an easy recognition of the taxon: "The prevailing colour of the dorsal surface is dark red, usually lighter behind, with innumerable minute colourless dots marking the position of integumentary glands. The prostomium and peristomium are much lighter than the body, of a bright orange, the prostomium with an irregular pattern of a darker colour concentrated in front in the position in which frontal eyes usually occur." [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -33.86º, long. 151.24º).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:339743
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Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-04-09 21:04:24Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2015). Syllis (Typosyllis) punctulata Haswell, 1920. 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=339743 on 2015-08-02
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