WoRMS name details

Serpula reversa Montagu, 1803

338132  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338132)

uncertain > taxon inquirendum (original indeterminable (perhaps) Hydroides)
Species
Serpula (Eupomatus) reversa Montagu, 1803 · unaccepted (superseded subsequent...)  
superseded subsequent combination, genus unchanged
Serpula vermicularis reversa Montagu, 1803 · unaccepted (superseded subsequent...)  
superseded subsequent combination, genus unchanged
Spirorbis reversus (Montagu, 1803) · unaccepted (superseded subsequent combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Montagu, G. (1803). Testacea Britannica or natural history of British shells, marine, land, and fresh-water, including the most minute: Systematically arranged and embellished with figures. J. White, London, Vol. 1, xxxvii + 291 pp;; Vol. 2, pp. 293–606, pl. 1-16., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/78694
page(s): 508 [details]   
Type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Atlantic Ocean, England  
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, England [details]
Taxonomy Often attributed to the genus Spirorbis, however, Montagu clearly refers to a variable spiralised tube, while Brown's...  
Taxonomy Often attributed to the genus Spirorbis, however, Montagu clearly refers to a variable spiralised tube, while Brown's figure (1844 pl.54 fig.52) shows a slightly irregular spiral, not typical for spirorbids. Johnston (1865: 271) mentions Eupomatus pectinatus as possible synonym, indicative of the final attribution to Hydroides norvegicus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2022). World Polychaeta Database. Serpula reversa Montagu, 1803. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338132 on 2022-05-22
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-20 06:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-08-04 21:49:46Z
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original description Montagu, G. (1803). Testacea Britannica or natural history of British shells, marine, land, and fresh-water, including the most minute: Systematically arranged and embellished with figures. J. White, London, Vol. 1, xxxvii + 291 pp;; Vol. 2, pp. 293–606, pl. 1-16., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/78694
page(s): 508 [details]   

taxonomy source Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. <em>[book].</em> 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 270, 271 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Brown T. (1844). <i>Illustrations of the Recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the description and localities of all the species, marine, land, and fresh water</i>. Ed. 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co. <em>Drawn and Coloured from Nature. Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged.</em> , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10921172
page(s): 124 [details]   

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
    Definitions

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Indeterminable from Montagu's description, which lacked a figure. There is later supposition that he was describing a Hydroides, but it seems best not to assign it. Johnston (1865: 271) is one who adds the link to Hydroides by tentatively including Eupomatus pectinatus Philippi under S. reversa. [details]

Taxonomy Often attributed to the genus Spirorbis, however, Montagu clearly refers to a variable spiralised tube, while Brown's figure (1844 pl.54 fig.52) shows a slightly irregular spiral, not typical for spirorbids. Johnston (1865: 271) mentions Eupomatus pectinatus as possible synonym, indicative of the final attribution to Hydroides norvegicus. [details]

From other sources
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, England [details]