WoRMS name details

Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954

340072  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:340072)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Note South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha Island,...  
From editor or global species database
Type 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]
Depth range Intertidal to 60 m.   
Depth range Intertidal to 60 m.  [details]

Distribution South Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha (islands Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, and Inaccessible).   
Distribution South Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha (islands Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, and Inaccessible).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet tristanensis refers to the type locality of the species, Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean).   
Etymology The specific epithet tristanensis refers to the type locality of the species, Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean).  [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=340072 on 2018-06-25
Date
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-03-25 12:47:40Z
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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]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype 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]
Syntype 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]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal to 60 m.  [details]

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

Distribution South Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha (islands Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, and Inaccessible).  [details]

Editor'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]

Etymology The specific epithet tristanensis refers to the type locality of the species, Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean).  [details]

Habitat 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]

Type 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]

From other sources
Taxonomy Moved to different genus [details]