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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755 
AphiaID: 341049

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 editorCorallina (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorallina [sensu Ellis, 1755]
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorallina [sensu Ellis, 1755]
Sources  original description Ellis, J., 1755. An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, and other marine productions of the like kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10146
page(s): 92 [details]

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga 1959. Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation, 23: 628 pp. [details]

source of synonymy Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.
page(s): 393 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAdditional information Hartman (1959:540) includes a "Corallina tubularia melitensis Ellis in Quatrefages, 1865" in the Sabellidae in her catalogue, referred to Sabella penicillus. Quatrefages (p. 554) had included the name in his synonymy for "Sabella ventilabrum" [Savigny?], also from Malta. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature There is no valid genus "Corallina" in Phylum Annelida. Corallina Linnaeus, 1758 is a genus of Algae in the Plant Kingdom. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature As Corallina Tubularia Melitensis in Ellis, 1755. Here the Corallina "Tubularia Melitensis" is given species status. There should be no hyphen in the name (necessarily artificially included). This trinominal name does not conform to current syntax conventions. At the time 'Tubularia' was not equivalent to either a subgenus or a species epithet. Ellis was describing a "Tubular Coralline", and his description is of "curious tubes with their Animals ...". There is no separate species entity called Corallina tubularia to which C. tubularia melitensis could be a subspecies. The name Melitensis is Latin for Malta, from where the specimens derived. [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Malta [details]
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Corallina Tubularia Melitensis Ellis, 1755
Corallina Tubularia Me...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:341049
Edit history
Date   action   by
2008-03-19 16:32:34Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2010-03-25 19:19:09Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Corallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=341049 on 2014-10-23
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