WoRMS taxon details

Branchiosyllis lamellifera Verrill, 1900

340030  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:340030)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Verrill, A.E. 1900. Additions to the Turbellaria, Nemertina, and Annelida of the Bermudas, with revisions of some New England genera and species. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10(2): 595-671., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/88425#page/305/mode/1up
page(s): 624-626 [details]   
Note Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda., The species was...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda. [details]
Type material The species was described by Verrill (1900) with base on three specimens, being "none perfect". San Martín et al. (2013) studied one specimen deposited at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University (YPMNH 56864), mounted on a slide with two other species of Syllidae. According to San Martín et al. (2013), "the specimen described by Verrill (1900) (YPMNH 56864) is apparently a juvenile in very poor condition, broken in two pieces, but agrees well with the examined specimens". This way, the specimen would be one of the syntypes of the species.  [details]
Depth range Shallow water to 8 m.  
Depth range Shallow water to 8 m. [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic Ocean: Bermuda; Gulf of Mexico; Venezuela; probably Curaçao (Hartmann-Schröder, 1980, as Branchiosyllis...  
Distribution Western Atlantic Ocean: Bermuda; Gulf of Mexico; Venezuela; probably Curaçao (Hartmann-Schröder, 1980, as Branchiosyllis pacifica).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet lamellifera refers to the leaf-like gill present in the anterior side of th parapodia.   
Etymology The specific epithet lamellifera refers to the leaf-like gill present in the anterior side of th parapodia.  [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon was considered to be synonym with Branchiosyllis oculata Ehlers, 1887 by Hartman (1942), but it was later...  
Taxonomy Current taxon was considered to be synonym with Branchiosyllis oculata Ehlers, 1887 by Hartman (1942), but it was later considered to be a valid species by San Martín et al. (2013).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Branchiosyllis lamellifera Verrill, 1900. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=340030 on 2018-05-23
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original description Verrill, A.E. 1900. Additions to the Turbellaria, Nemertina, and Annelida of the Bermudas, with revisions of some New England genera and species. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10(2): 595-671., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/88425#page/305/mode/1up
page(s): 624-626 [details]   

additional source Pawlik, J. R. (1983). A Sponge-Eating Worm from Bermuda: Branchiosyllis oculata (Polychaeta, Syllidae). Marine Ecology, Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli. 4(1): 65-79., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.1983.tb00288.x
page(s): 65, figs. 3, 5-8; note: As Branchiosyllis oculata (non Ehlers, 1887) [details]   

additional source Hartman, O. (1942). A review of the types of polychaetous annelids at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University. Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection, Yale University. 8(1): 1-98.
page(s): 44, figs. 62-63; note: As Branchiosyllis oculata (non Ehlers, 1887) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription San Martín, G., P. Álvarez-Campos & M.T. Aguado (2013) The genus Branchiosyllis Ehlers, 1887 (Annelida, Syllidae, Syllinae) from off the American coasts, with the description of a new species from Venezuela. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 8(3): 166-179. , available online at http://www.panamjas.org/pdf_artigos/PANAMJAS_8(3)_166-179.pdf
page(s): 169-172, figs. 3A-E, 4A-H [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Syntype YPM 56864, locality Bermuda [details]
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Depth range Shallow water to 8 m. [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic Ocean: Bermuda; Gulf of Mexico; Venezuela; probably Curaçao (Hartmann-Schröder, 1980, as Branchiosyllis pacifica).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet lamellifera refers to the leaf-like gill present in the anterior side of th parapodia.  [details]

Habitat On and inside sponges. Verrill (1900) stated that probably ocurred in dead corals.  [details]

Taxonomy Current taxon was considered to be synonym with Branchiosyllis oculata Ehlers, 1887 by Hartman (1942), but it was later considered to be a valid species by San Martín et al. (2013).  [details]

Type locality Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda. [details]

Type material The species was described by Verrill (1900) with base on three specimens, being "none perfect". San Martín et al. (2013) studied one specimen deposited at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University (YPMNH 56864), mounted on a slide with two other species of Syllidae. According to San Martín et al. (2013), "the specimen described by Verrill (1900) (YPMNH 56864) is apparently a juvenile in very poor condition, broken in two pieces, but agrees well with the examined specimens". This way, the specimen would be one of the syntypes of the species.  [details]