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Polychaeta taxon details

Cabira incerta Webster, 1879

157290  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157290)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Webster, Henry E. (1879). The Annelida Chaetopoda of the Virginian coast. Transactions of the Albany Institute. 9: 202-269, plates I-XI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137886#page/216/mode/1up
page(s): 267, plate XI figs. 155-157 [details]   
Note Northampton County, eastern shore of Virginia,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Northampton County, eastern shore of Virginia, between the mainland and the line of outside islands, Virginia, USA, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 37.36°, -75.82°), in a dredged fragment of loosely compacted sand-stone. [details]
Type material Type material was not found in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USNM), where most of Webster's polychaete material was deposited, and apparently it no longer exists (Pettibone, 1966: 177). Apparently M.H. Pettibone had the intention to desigate a neotype and paraneotypes with base on newly collected material from Chesapeake Bay (Virginia) (see Wolf, 1984: 29-5), but they were not designated as such in her published monograph. See USNM 30985 for intended paraneotypes, and USNM 30986 for intended neotype, at the Invertebrate Zoology Collections, of the Smithsonian Institution (USA).  [details]
Depth range Subtidal to 75 m.   
Depth range Subtidal to 75 m.  [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic Ocean: from Chesapeake Bay (Virginia, Atlantic coast of the USA) to Texas (USA, Gulf of Mexico).   
Distribution Western Atlantic Ocean: from Chesapeake Bay (Virginia, Atlantic coast of the USA) to Texas (USA, Gulf of Mexico).  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet incerta is a Latin adjective, feminine of incertus and meaning 'uncertain', 'doubtful' or...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet incerta is a Latin adjective, feminine of incertus and meaning 'uncertain', 'doubtful' or 'obscure', and presumably refers to the uncertain position of the species when originally described by Webster (1879).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Cabira incerta Webster, 1879. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157290 on 2018-02-19
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original description Webster, Henry E. (1879). The Annelida Chaetopoda of the Virginian coast. Transactions of the Albany Institute. 9: 202-269, plates I-XI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137886#page/216/mode/1up
page(s): 267, plate XI figs. 155-157 [details]   

basis of record Uebelacker, Joan M.; Johnson, Paul G. (eds). (1984). Taxonomic guide to the polychaetes of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Final report to the Minerals Management Service, contract 14-12-001-29091. Volumes 1-7, Barry M. Vittor & Associates. Mobile, Alabama., available online at https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002201750 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fauchald, K.; Granados-Barba, A.; Solís-Weiss, V. (2009). Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp (eds.). Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://goo.gl/auMxy9 [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

redescription Pettibone, Marian H. (1966). Revision of the Pilargidae (Annelida: Polychaeta), including descriptions of new species, and redescription of the pelagic Podarmus ploa Chamberlain (Polynoidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 118(3525): 155-207., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7759547
page(s): 178-179, fig. 11 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Wolf, Paul S. (1984). Family Pilargidae Saint Joseph, 1899. In: Uebelacker, J.M.; Johnson, P.G. (eds). Taxonomic guide to the polychaetes of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Volume 4. 231pp. Chapter Pagination: 29.1-29.41, Barry A. Vittor & Associates, Inc., Mobile, Alabama.
page(s): 29-5 to 29-6, figs. 29-1 and 29-2 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Depth range Subtidal to 75 m.  [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic Ocean: from Chesapeake Bay (Virginia, Atlantic coast of the USA) to Texas (USA, Gulf of Mexico).  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet incerta is a Latin adjective, feminine of incertus and meaning 'uncertain', 'doubtful' or 'obscure', and presumably refers to the uncertain position of the species when originally described by Webster (1879).  [details]

Habitat Originally found in a fragment of loosely compacted sandstone. In medium-fine to fine-very fine sand, silty sand, clayey sandy silt, sandy silty clay, or mud, from subtidal to shelf depths.  [details]

Type locality Northampton County, eastern shore of Virginia, between the mainland and the line of outside islands, Virginia, USA, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 37.36°, -75.82°), in a dredged fragment of loosely compacted sand-stone. [details]

Type material Type material was not found in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USNM), where most of Webster's polychaete material was deposited, and apparently it no longer exists (Pettibone, 1966: 177). Apparently M.H. Pettibone had the intention to desigate a neotype and paraneotypes with base on newly collected material from Chesapeake Bay (Virginia) (see Wolf, 1984: 29-5), but they were not designated as such in her published monograph. See USNM 30985 for intended paraneotypes, and USNM 30986 for intended neotype, at the Invertebrate Zoology Collections, of the Smithsonian Institution (USA).  [details]