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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis tristanensis Day, 1954 
AphiaID: 340072

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 tristanensis (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis hyalina Grube, 1863
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis tristanensis Day, 1954
Sources  original description Day, J.H. (1954). The Polychaeta of Tristan da Cunha. Results of the Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha 1937-1938. 29: 1-35.
page(s): 9-10, fig. 1f-j [details]

source of synonymy Licher, Frank 2000 (1999), Revision der Gattung Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (Polychaeta: Syllidae). Morphologie, Taxonomie und Phylogenie. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 551:1-336
page(s): 199-205, figs. 17O, 86; note: as Typosyllis hyalina [details]

new combination reference Knox, G. A. 1960. Biological Results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 3. Polychaeta errantia. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin, 139(3): 77-143.
page(s): 101, fig. 92; note: as Syllis (Typosyllis) tristanensis [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Tristan da Cunha [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype NHMUK 1955.3.20.30-36, locality Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha, Tristan da Cunha Island, sta. NSE 78, Julia Point (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -37.064º, long. -12.299º); 0 m, in small enclosed rock pool in the spray zone) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype NTNU NSE 78.D, locality Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha, Tristan da Cunha Island, sta. NSE 78, Julia Point (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -37.064º, long. -12.299º); 0 m, in small enclosed rock pool in the spray zone) [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal to 60 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Day (1954: 9): ''Dorsal cirri with 7-8 joints, short, often fusiform, setae strongly bidentate throughout.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha (islands Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, and Inaccessible).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Day (1954) did not state explicitly which of the 46 stations where the new species was collected was the type locality, nor did he designate the type material. The Natural History Museum, London (UK) holds seven syntypes from the ''Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha 1937-1938'' (NSE) in its collections (NHMUK 1955.3.20.30-36), collected from station NSE 78, the 25th January 1938, at 0 meters. These syntypes were revised by Licher (1999). Curiously, station NSE 78 was not cited by Day (1954: 9) has providing specimens of Syllis tristanensis. Bakken (1999: 17) also refers type specimens of S. tristanensis from the NSE as being deposited at the collections of the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Trondheim (Norway). The text on the label attached to these specimens states that they are types, with the indication ''NSE 78.D; Day''. This indicates again station 78 of the NSE as being the origin of at least some of the syntypes of the species, but does not explain why station 78 was not listed together with the other records of the species by Day (1954). Station 78 of the NSE was located at Julia Point (northern shore of Tristan da Cunha Island), in a small enclosed rock pool in the spray zone, and is here considered to be the type locality of the species, or at least one of them, as syntypes from different stations might exist.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet tristanensis refers to the type locality of the species, Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat From Macrocystis rhizomes found floating on the surface, among rocks, stones, rubble, sand, gravel, Lithothamnion, and algae in the intertidal and surf zones, in Lithothamnion and rocky intertidal pools, and among subtidal kelp (Macrocystis), algae, sand, or stones and rocks overgrown with sponges, hydroids, bryozoans, or pelecypods. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha Island, presumably at Julia Point (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -37.064º, long. -12.299º), 0 m, in small enclosed rock pool in the spray zone.  [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:340072
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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
2016-03-25 12:47:40Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2016). Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=340072 on 2016-05-27
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