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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis benguellana Day, 1963 
AphiaID: 340047

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 benguellana (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis benguellana Day, 1963
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyposyllis benguellana (Day, 1963) (superseded recombination)
Sources  original description Day, J.H. 1963. The Polychaete fauna of South Africa. Part 8: New species and records from grab samples and dredgings. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Ser. Zoology, 10(7): 383-445., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19408#page/417/mode/1up
page(s): 399, fig. 4k-m [details]

source of synonymy Day, J.H. (1967). A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. British Museum (Natural History). London. vol 1 & vol 2, 1-878., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHMUK 1963.1.50, locality South African part of the South Atlantic Ocean (off the west coast of the Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Sta. WCD 91 (32°05.5'S, 18°17.3'E); 27 m, coarse white sand and shells) [details]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 27 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Day (1963: 399): ''A threadlike species with slender dorsal cirri having about 15 long joints. Setae unidentate.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa, Cape Province (Atlantic Ocean).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet benguellana refers probably to the location of the type locality in the Benguela Current region.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat On coarse white sand and shells, at 27 m deep. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Off Lambert's Bay, west coast of the Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (32°05.5'S, 18°17.3'E), 27 m, coarse white sand and shells. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:340047
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2017-01-07 15:51:24Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2017). Syllis benguellana Day, 1963. 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=340047 on 2017-08-18
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