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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.
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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 )
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Anonyx variegatus Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Phoxostoma variegatus (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Anthura catenula Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Mesanthura catenula (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Anthura laevigata Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Leptanthura laevigata (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Anthura polita Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Cyathura polita (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Anthura punctata Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Paranthura punctata (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Ascidia succida Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Chaetopterus capensis Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Chaetopterus luteus Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Chiridota australiana Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Taeniogyrus australianus (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Cirratulus australis Blanchard in Gay, 1849 accepted as Cirriformia filigera (Delle Chiaje, 1828) (original description)
Cirratulus australis Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Cirriformia capensis (Schmarda, 1861) (original description)
Cynthia dumosa Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Halocynthia dumosa (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Cynthia laevissima Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Cynthia sabulosa Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Dioncus Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Notoplana Laidlaw, 1903 (original description)
Dioncus badius Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Notoplana australis (Schmarda, 1859) (original description)
Dioncus oblongus Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Notoplana australis (Schmarda, 1859) (original description)
Gammarus rubromaculatus Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Ceradocus (Denticeradocus) rubromaculatus (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Glycera kraussii Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Goniodoris obscura Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Hypselodoris obscura (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Halocynthia dumosa (Stimpson, 1855) (additional source)
Hypselodoris Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Lepidonote semitecta Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Lepidonotus semitectus (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Leptoplana patellarum Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Notocomplana erythrotaenia (Schmarda, 1859) (original description)
Leucothoe affinis Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Lysidice robusta Stimpson, 1856 accepted as Lysidice collaris Grube, 1870 (original description)
Meckelia olivacea sensu Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Cerebratulus oleaginus Stimpson, 1857 (original description)
Molgula inconspicua Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Nephthys longipes Stimpson, 1856 accepted as Nephtys longipes Stimpson, 1856 (original description)
Nereis mendax Stimpson, 1856 (original description)
Nereis operta Stimpson, 1856 accepted as Neanthes operta (Stimpson, 1856) (original description)
Notoplana patellarum (Stimpson, 1855) accepted as Notocomplana erythrotaenia (Schmarda, 1859) (original description)
Oediceros fossor Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Exoediceros fossor (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Ophiothrix planulatus Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Siphonostoma laeve Stimpson, 1856 accepted as Pherusa laevis (Stimpson, 1856) (original description)
Synapta dolabrifera Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Leptosynapta dolabrifera (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Tecturella luctator Stimpson, 1856 accepted as Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829 (original description)
Thyone buccalis Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Stolus buccalis (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
Thysanozoon australe Stimpson, 1855 (original description)
Triopa lucida Stimpson, 1855 accepted as Limacia lucida (Stimpson, 1855) (original description)
 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]