[Annelida] Aricidea assimilis, A. fauveli and A. mutabilis
(by kbarwick from OCSD.COM)
Fri Sep 17 11:44:31 EST 2010
Here is another take on your question based on the species list maintained by the Southern California Association of the Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists (SCAMIT, 2008):
A. assimilis appears to still be a valid species as describe by Tebble (1959)
A. fauveli is a junior synonym of Aricidea (Acmira) lopezi Berkeley and Berkeley, 1956. See Strelzov, 1973 for a discussion of this.
I do not have any additional information on A. mutabilis. To my knowledge it has not been reported in the Southern California Bight.
SCAMIT, 2008 (A Taxonomic Listing Macro- and Megainvertebrates from Infuanal and Epibenthic Monitoring Programs in the Southern California Bight, Edition 5) can be found at SCAMIT.org.
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From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara Mikac
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Subject: [Annelida] Aricidea assimilis, A. fauveli and A. mutabilis
I'm trying to solve the confusion with the synonymy of the species
Aricidea assimilis Tebble, 1959 and Aricidea fauveli Hartman, 1957.
I taught that A. assimilis is a valid species, whose synonym (now
unaccepted) is A. mutabilis Laubier & Ramos, 1974.
In WoRMS and ERMS (MarBEF) I came to the information that A. assimilis
is unaccepted and that it is the synonym of the species Aricidea
In WoRMS there is also the information that Aricidea mutabilis Laubier &
Ramos, 1974 is accepted species.
So if I understood well, A. fauveli is accepted taxa. It's synonym is A.
assimilis. But what's with A. mutabilis then? Is it a synonym of A.
fauveli as well or is it a valid species?
Thanks for your help,
Center for Marine Research
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
G. Paliaga 5
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