World Hydrozoa Database

Hydrozoa name details

Oceania phosphorica sensu Delle Chiaje, 1841

884857  (

 unaccepted (invalid name, misapplication of Oceania phosphorica Péron & Lesueur, 1810)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Schuchert, P. (2018). World Hydrozoa Database. Oceania phosphorica sensu Delle Chiaje, 1841. Accessed at: on 2019-01-17
2016-09-16 06:55:53Z
2018-09-10 07:11:10Z
2018-09-18 12:39:22Z

misapplication Delle Chiaje, S. (1841-1844). Descrizione e notomia degli animali invertebrati della Sicilia citeriore osservati vivi negli anni 1822-1830. <em>Batteli & Co., Naples.</em> Parts 1-8., available online at
page(s): 131 of vol. 5, pl. 147, figs 1-3, pl. 147, figs 1-3 [details]   
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 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[details]