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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroides hexagona (Bosc, 1802) 
AphiaID: 384606

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroides (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroides hexagona (Species)
Status taxon inquirendum (indeterminable from description, but likely a Hydroides)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroides Gunnerus, 1768
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula hexagona Bosc, 1802
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula hexagona Bosc, 1802 (indeterminable from description, but likely a Hydroides)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVermilia hexagona (Bosc, 1802) (superseded subsequent combination of taxon inquirendum)
Sources 
status source Read, Geoffrey B.; Ten Hove, Harry A.; Sun, Yanan; Kupriyanova, Elena K. (2017). Hydroides Gunnerus, 1768 (Annelida, Serpulidae) is feminine: a nomenclatural checklist of updated names. ZooKeys. 642: 1-52., available online at http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=10443
page(s): 22; note: authors point out the otherwise indeterminable name cannot be a nomen oblitum as it was revived and used as H. hexagonus [sic] by non-taxonomists in 20th C. [details]

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Environment marine
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Charleston [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]

 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Attributes Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group benthos » Stage adult (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFunctional group plankton > zooplankton » Stage larva (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBody size 21 » Unit mm » Type minimum » Dimension length (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroides Gunnerus, 1768) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBody size 50 » Unit mm » Type maximum » Dimension length (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroides Gunnerus, 1768) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSupporting structure & enclosure Hydrostatic skeleton (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae Rafinesque, 1815) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSupporting structure & enclosure External tube » Structure Solid » Composition Calcareous (inherited from Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae Rafinesque, 1815) [details]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Name apparently forgotten for more than a century, and afterwards used in experimental literature mainly, at first not clear which taxon was involved. Synonymised with the better known name of H. dianthus by e.g. Rioja and by Zibrowius, however, not following the ICZN, though following the intent of the Code, stabilisation of names. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Hydroides hexagona is a classic example of an indeterminable name used more in biology/ecology works (mostly with the spelling Hydroides hexagonus [sic]) than in taxonomy. Unfortunately it could be anything. However, some later usages are thought to be the same as the concept of H. dianthus. The name has been unexpectedly prominent due to its use in Costello et al (1957 and earlier) "Methods for obtaining and handling marine eggs and embryos" and earlier invertebrate handbooks (Pratt 1916) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:384606
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2009-03-05 20:03:46Z  created  ten Hove, Harry
2016-07-14 02:57:43Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; ten Hove, H. (2016). Hydroides hexagona (Bosc, 1802). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=384606 on 2017-06-28