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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1868 
AphiaID: 339872

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma koellikeri (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcromegalomma lanigerum (Grube, 1846)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcromegalomma Gil & Nishi, 2017
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma Johansson, 1926
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma Kölliker, 1858
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1868
Sources  original description Claparède, Rene-Édouard. (1868). [Book version of 1868] Les annelides chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. [book]. pp. 499 plus 31 plates, Ramboz et Schuchardt, Genève., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/48090491
page(s): 423; note: as köllikeri [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]

status source Giangrande, A.; Licciano, M. (2008). Revision of the species of Megalomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae) from the Mediterranean Sea, with the description of M. messapicum n.sp. Italian Journal of Zoology. 75(2): 207-217., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11250000801913124
note: places Branchiomma koellikeri as a synonym of Megalomma lanigerum (as M. lanigera) [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Gulf of Naples [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Some authors, notably Johansson (1926, 1927), and the Hartman catalogue, and even recent authors, mistakenly treated Claparède's use of Branchiomma as if it was a homonym. This is incorrect as it is very clear he was using the genus name of Kölliker. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling The original spelling of Claparède was as Branchiomma köllikeri (also was in capitals) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Giangrande & Licciano(2008) places Branchiomma koellikeri as a synonym of Megalomma lanigerum (as M. lanigera), although no type is known for Branchiomma koellikeri (as 'kollikeri') [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material It was thought that types were not retained by Claparède. However, Gil & Nishi, 2017 state that Knight-Jones (1997) refers to the existence of a type of Branchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1869 deposited at the Zoological Museum of Berlin (currently the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin), with the reference number ZMB 6387. The pathway to verification of this is unclear. Knight-Jones' actual statement is "(apparently no type, but material so labelled, ZMB 6387)". This seems to indicate that Knight-Jones was not confident of the provenance of the material, and justifiably so as past museum workers frequently wrongly labelled specimens as types. However, it would be a significant discovery if indeed a Claparède specimen. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Naples [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:339872
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2017-03-15 22:50:21Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2017-06-03 20:39:50Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2017-09-08 03:51:42Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2017). Branchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1868. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=339872 on 2017-09-20
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