WoRMS taxon details

Notobdella Benham, 1909

370583  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:370583)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Benham, William B. (1909). Preliminary report on two Hirudinea from the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand. <em>[Book section].</em> p. 373-376 In. C. Chilton (ed.) The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12187914 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Not stated. Assumed to be a compound formed from the genus of host fish, Notothenia, combined with -bdella, Greek for leech  
Etymology Not stated. Assumed to be a compound formed from the genus of host fish, Notothenia, combined with -bdella, Greek for leech [details]

Taxonomic remark Sawyer (1986: 667) states "inadequately distinguished from Trulliobdella which as far as known it closely resembles". This...  
Taxonomic remark Sawyer (1986: 667) states "inadequately distinguished from Trulliobdella which as far as known it closely resembles". This is a strange remark by Sawyer as Trulliobdella Brinkman, 1947 is junior to Notobdella by some thirty years. Clearly Benham's name has priority, and Sawyer's comment should have been made under Trulliobdella with the names reversed. Benham had compared Notobdella to Trachelobdella, and intended the name to be provisional, pending further study [details]

Taxonomy monotypic: Notobdella nototheniae (Benham, 1909)  
Taxonomy monotypic: Notobdella nototheniae (Benham, 1909) [details]
WoRMS (2018). Notobdella Benham, 1909. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=370583 on 2018-11-16
Date
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2008-11-28 06:40:21Z
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2014-06-12 00:41:59Z
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2018-08-27 03:08:42Z
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original description Benham, William B. (1909). Preliminary report on two Hirudinea from the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand. <em>[Book section].</em> p. 373-376 In. C. Chilton (ed.) The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12187914 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

additional source Sawyer, R.T. (1986). Leech biology and behaviour. Vol. II. Feeding biology, ecology, and systematics. Clarendon Press. 375 p. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Biology Host Notothenia microlepidota. Benham stated "from the skin of Notothenia microlepidota [details]

Etymology Not stated. Assumed to be a compound formed from the genus of host fish, Notothenia, combined with -bdella, Greek for leech [details]

Habitat marine [details]

Taxonomic remark Sawyer (1986: 667) states "inadequately distinguished from Trulliobdella which as far as known it closely resembles". This is a strange remark by Sawyer as Trulliobdella Brinkman, 1947 is junior to Notobdella by some thirty years. Clearly Benham's name has priority, and Sawyer's comment should have been made under Trulliobdella with the names reversed. Benham had compared Notobdella to Trachelobdella, and intended the name to be provisional, pending further study [details]

Taxonomy monotypic: Notobdella nototheniae (Benham, 1909) [details]