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Polychaeta source details

Stimpson, William. (1855). Descriptions of some new marine Invertebrata. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 7(10): 385-394.
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Stimpson, William
1855
Descriptions of some new marine Invertebrata
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
7(10): 385-394.
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD).
There are no figures and the brief descriptions may be preliminary, but no later article was published (Stimpson's materials & MS are said to be destroyed by fire in 1871). Date of publication used in literature is either 1855 (the part date) or 1856 (the volume date). The correct date is 1855, the part date, according to Manning (1993), but without detailing his evidence for this. Late 1855 is the best date achievable from study of the part dates sequence in a 1913 index to the journal (qv). As well as the version in volume 10 of the Proceedings, BHL also has an undated unpaginated separate as a 'book' ( https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.51445 )
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 Depth range

Circumlittoral zone. [details]

 Depth range

Low-water mark. [details]

 Description

This is the full description by Stimpson: "Small, rather slender, largest anteriorly, flattened posteriorly. Head ... [details]

 Description

Original description by Stimpson (1856: 392-393): "Large, of an uniform dark sepia color above, paler below and ... [details]

 Distribution

SE Atlantic Ocean: False Bay, Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

 Distribution

SE Atlantic Ocean: Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). [details]

 Editor's comment

Due to the short unillustrated description of the species, the lack of information concerning the paragnath ... [details]

 Editor's comment

No records apart from the original description. It seems likely that the type of Nereis mendax is lost as it is not ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated, unknown. The specific epithet mendax is a Latin adjective meaning 'deceptive', 'lying' or 'false', and ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The specific epithet operta is a Latin participle meaning 'covered', 'enveloped' or 'closed', and could ... [details]

 Habitat

"It inhabits a tube. Common in the circumlittoral zone" (Stimpson, 1856: 392). [details]

 Habitat

"Found among rocks at low-water mark" (Stimpson, 1856: 393). [details]

 Synonymy

Day (1967: 293) has a suggested (with a ?) synonymy for Nereis mendax to Pseudonereis variegata (Grube, 1857), a ... [details]

 Type locality

False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [details]

 Type locality

Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [details]

 Type locality

False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. A general geolocation for False Bay is 34.22 S, 18.64 E [details]

 Type locality

Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, SE Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, 18.43°). [details]

 Type material

Probably lost during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (see Smithsonian archive note).  [details]