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Polychaeta name details

Neolipobranchius glabrus Hartman & Fauchald, 1971

329510  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:329510)

taxon inquirendum (unidentifiable juvenile polychaete)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hartman, O.; Fauchald, K. (1971). Deep-water benthic polychaetous annelids off New England to Bermuda and other North Atlantic Areas. Part II. <em>Allan Hancock Monographs in Marine Biology.</em> 6: 1-327., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10088/3458 [details]   
Holotype  LACM AHF Poly 896, geounit North West Atlantic  
Holotype LACM AHF Poly 896, geounit North West Atlantic [details]
Note 37.45 N, 68.6833 W, 4436 m depth, NW Atlantic  
From editor or global species database
Type locality 37.45 N, 68.6833 W, 4436 m depth, NW Atlantic [details]
Depth range 4436 m.  
Depth range 4436 m. [details]

Distribution Northwestern Atlantic Ocean: abyssal plain off New England (USA).  
Distribution Northwestern Atlantic Ocean: abyssal plain off New England (USA). [details]

Etymology Not stated by the authors. The specific epithet glabrum is a Latin adjective meaning 'smooth' or 'hairless', and seems to...  
Etymology Not stated by the authors. The specific epithet glabrum is a Latin adjective meaning 'smooth' or 'hairless', and seems to be used here in the first sense as, according to the authors, "The posterior half of the body is nearly smooth" (Hartman & Fauchald, 1971: 124).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Neolipobranchius glabrus Hartman & Fauchald, 1971. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=329510 on 2020-01-21
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Hartman, O.; Fauchald, K. (1971). Deep-water benthic polychaetous annelids off New England to Bermuda and other North Atlantic Areas. Part II. <em>Allan Hancock Monographs in Marine Biology.</em> 6: 1-327., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10088/3458 [details]   

additional source Kudenov, Jerry, D. (1985). Four New Species of Scalibregmatidae (Polychaeta) from the Gulf of Mexico, with Comments on the Familial Placement of <i>Mucibregma</i> Fauchald and Hancock. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 98(2): 332-340., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34648611
page(s): 335; note: Alters the epithet spelling to 'glaber' [details]   

redescription Blake, James A. (2015). New species of Scalibregmatidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from the East Antarctic Peninsula including a description of the ecology and post-larval development of species of <em>Scalibregma </em>and <em>Oligobregma</em>. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4033(1): 57-93., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4033.1.3
page(s): 89; note: redescription and placement as an indeterminable juvenile, either a scalibregmatid or a Travisia [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype LACM AHF Poly 896, geounit North West Atlantic [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 4436 m. [details]

Distribution Northwestern Atlantic Ocean: abyssal plain off New England (USA). [details]

Editor's comment Although the figure of Neolipobranchius glabrus looks like an anterior fragment of a longer individual without a pygidium, particularly as the posterior end is "smoothly rounded without processes", the authors report 16 specimens from one station, all apparently with 21 segments. [details]

Etymology Not stated by the authors. The specific epithet glabrum is a Latin adjective meaning 'smooth' or 'hairless', and seems to be used here in the first sense as, according to the authors, "The posterior half of the body is nearly smooth" (Hartman & Fauchald, 1971: 124).  [details]

Habitat Abyssal plain, type of sediment not stated. [details]

Identification Blake (2015: 89) determined the specimen was an indeterminable juvenile polychaete, not certainly identifiable even to family [details]

Spelling Kudenov (1985:335) alters the spelling to 'glaber' which is the correct latinization assuming the genus is masculine gender. Incorrect latinizations are not inadvertent errors, thus not corrected (Art.32.5.1), but definite gender suffix mistakes can be. Hartman & Fauchald, 1971 gave no information on the etymology or derivation of either the genus or species. Probably we can assume the genus was intended as masculine as Lipobranchius seems to be, and thus Kudenov would be correct that the species-group name should have been as 'glaber' (and not 'glabra' or 'glabrum'. However, 'glabrus' is an incorrect latinization, and doesn't change. 'glabrus' has been used a number of times in the past, presumably from authors thinking of glabrous (smooth), but it seems dubious as correct Latin. [details]

Type locality 37.45 N, 68.6833 W, 4436 m depth, NW Atlantic [details]

Type specimen The monograph does not state where the type material is deposited. Blake (2015) revised the holotype, stating that it is deposited at the LACM-AHF, USA, with the reference number LACM-AHF 896.  [details]