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Hydrozoa name details

Olindias phosphorica (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1841)

117774  (

 unaccepted (invalid name, misapplication of Oceania phosphorica Péron & Lesueur, 1810)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Schuchert, P. (2018). World Hydrozoa Database. Olindias phosphorica (sensu Delle Chiaje, 1841). Accessed at: on 2019-01-17
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2018-09-10 07:11:10Z
2018-09-18 12:39:22Z

basis of record van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 112-120 (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Kramp P.L. (1961a). Synopsis of the medusae of the world. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U. K.</em> 40: 1-469., available online at
page(s): 226 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Validity  Although the names Oceania phosphorica and its subsequent combination Olindias phosphorica have regularly been attributed to Delle Chiaje, Delle Chiaje (1841) credited "Pér" as author of the binomen and he has thus not established a new species.
The correct authority of Oceania phosphorica is Péron & Lesueur, 1810 [now recognised as a Clytia species, viz. a synonym of Clytia hemisphaerica].
Delle Chiaje's (1841) usage of Oceania phosphorica is therefore a misapplication and not a valid name for the common Mediterranean Olindias species. The species was first correctly named by Haeckel (1879) as Olindias muelleri.