WoRMS name details

Linguimaera thomsoni (Miers, 1884)

531770  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:531770)

nomen dubium
Species
Megamoera thomsoni Miers, 1884 (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Megamoera thomsoni Miers, 1884) Miers, A.J. (1884). Crustacea. Part I. The collections from Melanesia. Crustacea. In: Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-82. <em>Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-82. British Museum of Natural History, London.</em> 178-322, Plates 18-35. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Torres Strait  
type locality contained in Torres Strait [details]
Depth range Littoral (0 to 30 m), 7-16 m.  
Depth range Littoral (0 to 30 m), 7-16 m. [details]

Taxonomic remark According to Krapp-Schickel (2003) Miers’ description of his Australian Megamoera thomsoni could apply to a species of...  
Taxonomic remark According to Krapp-Schickel (2003) Miers’ description of his Australian Megamoera thomsoni could apply to a species of Linguimaera (especially the slim gnathopod 1, propodus without palmar corner, carpus very long would fit L. pirloti). But coxa 1 is definitely rounded anteriorly in Miers’ species (vs very acute), the serrated excavation on gnathopod 2 palm could fit some of the described species, while the telson is figured very differently as densely beset with robust setae on the inner margin of the lobes, and apically without any incision. Thus, as the type material is apparently lost and the description short, Megamoera thomsoni Miers seems to be related to Linguimaera and may be even to L. pirloti, kellissa, young L. leo or the unnamed species, but should be considered as species dubia.  [details]
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C.O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M.J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J.M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A.R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J.F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.D.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2020). World Amphipoda Database. Linguimaera thomsoni (Miers, 1884). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=531770 on 2020-02-22
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original description  (of Megamoera thomsoni Miers, 1884) Miers, A.J. (1884). Crustacea. Part I. The collections from Melanesia. Crustacea. In: Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-82. <em>Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-82. British Museum of Natural History, London.</em> 178-322, Plates 18-35. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Depth range Littoral (0 to 30 m), 7-16 m. [details]

Taxonomic remark According to Krapp-Schickel (2003) Miers’ description of his Australian Megamoera thomsoni could apply to a species of Linguimaera (especially the slim gnathopod 1, propodus without palmar corner, carpus very long would fit L. pirloti). But coxa 1 is definitely rounded anteriorly in Miers’ species (vs very acute), the serrated excavation on gnathopod 2 palm could fit some of the described species, while the telson is figured very differently as densely beset with robust setae on the inner margin of the lobes, and apically without any incision. Thus, as the type material is apparently lost and the description short, Megamoera thomsoni Miers seems to be related to Linguimaera and may be even to L. pirloti, kellissa, young L. leo or the unnamed species, but should be considered as species dubia.  [details]