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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTorrea vitrea Quatrefages, 1850

336155

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336155

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Quatrefages, A. de. (1850). Études sur les types inférieures de l'embranchement des annelées. Mémoire sur les organes de sens des annélides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris. Série 3, 13: 25-41, plate 2 figs. 16-19., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/48056#page/33/mode/1up
page(s): 34, plate 2 figs. 16-17 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, around...  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, around Torre dell'Isola (= Isola delle Femmine), northern coast of Sicily, near Palermo (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 38.21º, long. 13.25º), planktonic. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range In the water column.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range In the water column.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Mediterranean Sea: around Torre dell'Isola...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Mediterranean Sea: around Torre dell'Isola (northern coast of Sicily, Tyrrhenian Sea).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet vitrea, feminine of the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet vitrea, feminine of the Latin adjective vitreus and meaning 'glassy, 'translucent' or 'vitreous', makes reference to the transparence of the body of the worm: "L'espèce que j'ai trouvée aux environs de la Torre dell'Isola [northern Sicily, in 1844; editor's note] est remarquable par l'extrême délicatesse et la parfaite transparence de tous les tissus. Cette transparence est telle que, lorsque l'Annélide est plongée dans l'eau de mer, on ne distingue plus que ses deux yeux d'un rouge vif, et deux rangées de points violets qui règnent tout le long des côtés du corps. Aussi désignerait-je cette espèce par l'épithète spécifique de Torrée vitrée (T. vitrea)." (Quatrefages, 1850: 34).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, around...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, around Torre dell'Isola (= Isola delle Femmine), northern coast of Sicily, near Palermo (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 38.21º, long. 13.25º), planktonic. [details]
Polychaeta (2008). Torrea vitrea Quatrefages, 1850. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336155 on 2017-11-18

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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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original description Quatrefages, A. de. (1850). Études sur les types inférieures de l'embranchement des annelées. Mémoire sur les organes de sens des annélides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris. Série 3, 13: 25-41, plate 2 figs. 16-19., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/48056#page/33/mode/1up
page(s): 34, plate 2 figs. 16-17 [details]   

source of synonymy Støp-Bowitz, Carl 1948. Polychaeta from the "Michael Sars" North Atlantic deep-sea expedition 1910. Report on the Scientific Results of the Michael Sars North Atlantic Deep-Sea Expedition, 5(8): 1-91., available online at http://www.annelida.net/docs/scans.html [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range In the water column.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Mediterranean Sea: around Torre dell'Isola (northern coast of Sicily, Tyrrhenian Sea).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet vitrea, feminine of the Latin adjective vitreus and meaning 'glassy, 'translucent' or 'vitreous', makes reference to the transparence of the body of the worm: "L'espèce que j'ai trouvée aux environs de la Torre dell'Isola [northern Sicily, in 1844; editor's note] est remarquable par l'extrême délicatesse et la parfaite transparence de tous les tissus. Cette transparence est telle que, lorsque l'Annélide est plongée dans l'eau de mer, on ne distingue plus que ses deux yeux d'un rouge vif, et deux rangées de points violets qui règnent tout le long des côtés du corps. Aussi désignerait-je cette espèce par l'épithète spécifique de Torrée vitrée (T. vitrea)." (Quatrefages, 1850: 34).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Planktonic.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, around Torre dell'Isola (= Isola delle Femmine), northern coast of Sicily, near Palermo (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 38.21º, long. 13.25º), planktonic. [details]