WoRMS taxon details

Marphysa depressa (Schmarda, 1861)

209830  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:209830)

accepted
Species
Eunice depressa Schmarda, 1861 · unaccepted (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Eunice depressa Schmarda, 1861) Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. <em>In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.</em> Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2024). World Polychaeta Database. Marphysa depressa (Schmarda, 1861). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=209830 on 2024-04-14
Date
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1998-09-25 11:57:08Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed

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original description  (of Eunice depressa Schmarda, 1861) Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. <em>In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.</em> Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (HKRMS) BU. (2013). Provision of services for field sampling, species identification and data analysis of benthic faunal communities of Hong Kong marin waters. Final report submitted to EPD. [details]   

additional source Day, John H.; Morgans, J.F.C. (1956). The Ecology of South African estuaries. Part 7. The Biology of Durban Bay. <em>Annals of the Natal Museum.</em> 13(3): 259-312, plate IV.
note: record, probably a misidentification [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Day, John H. (1953). The polychaet fauna of South Africa. Part 2. Errant species from Cape shores and estuaries. <em>Annals of the Natal Museum.</em> 12(3): 397-441.
page(s): 434; note: record for South Africa but later determined to be a misidentification of their M. sherlockae by Kara et al (2020) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Read, Geoffrey B.; Lee, Kenneth E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches. <em>[Book chapter].</em> Chapt 17, pp. 312-358. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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

additional source Kara, Jothi; Molina-Acevedo, Isabel C.; Zanol, Joana; Simon, Carol; Idris, Izwandy. (2020). Morphological and molecular systematic review of Marphysa Quatrefages, 1865 (Annelida: Eunicidae) species from South Africa. <em>PeerJ.</em> 8: e10076., available online at https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10076
note: Examine Marphysa depressa Schmarda syntypes at NHMW to compare with their new species Marphysa sherlockae [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Augener, Hermann. (1922). Ueber litorale Polychaeten von Westindien. <em>Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschende Freunde zur Berlin.</em> (3-5): 38-53., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43656381 [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Day (1953) reported Marphysa depressa from South Africa, but this is today regarded as a misidentification of a species later described as M. sherlockae Kara et al, 2020.
Kara et al (2020; 26/36) state that "Additionally, Day compared his material with a specimen collected from New Zealand by Ehlers (1904), most likely to confirm his identification." This is not correct. Ehlers did not travel, and in his 1904 report Ehlers only examined Schmarda's original material deposited in Germany. Day (1953) had actually examined a specimen in the British Museum donated by New Zealand-based William Benham. Also Day (1953:434) states that "a specimen from New Zealand identified by Ehlers, 1907, and deposited in the British Museum has been found identical with the present South African material". This is not correct either. Ehlers (1907) gives a checklist-like repeat of Schmarda's record, and Ehlers in Germany had nothing to do with the specimens Benham separately donated to the British Museum in England. To repeat, Ehlers only saw Schmarda's original Auckland specimens, Day only saw material collected much later by Benham, probably collected in Dunedin where he was based, not Auckland. [G. Read, November, 2021] [details]
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Japanese ホソナガエラムシ  [details]