T. stroemii Re: [Annelida] Terebellides stroemi in the Adriatic?

Fauchald, Kristian via annelida%40net.bio.net (by FAUCHALD from si.edu)
Fri May 27 09:34:23 EST 2011

Dear all,  
Yes, Sars dedicated the species to a minister who had written a Description of one of the counties just at the westernmost point of Norway (Möre); remember that Michael Sars at that time was a minister at Manger just north of Bergen and travelled during the summers collecting, and if I know anything, he would stay with the local ministers when he came travelling, hotels were singularly scarce in the countryside.

So, double ii it is always for this species.

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Subject: T. stroemii Re: [Annelida] Terebellides stroemi in the Adriatic?

"a plethora of different spellings for this species"

True, but only one correct spelling, namely 'stroemii' with the double
i, as used by Michael Sars.

ICZN Art 33.4 deals clearly with this single or double i issue &
requires the original spelling to be used. 
Other variants are incorrect subsequent spellings, including McIntosh's
Challenger Terebellides stroemi kerguelensis.

T. stroemii is named to honor the Ström family, perhaps Hans Ström? 
There are many 'stroemii' (double i) marine species epithets from the
early 1800's.

WoRMs is up to date on this issue if you want a quick pointer for
remembering which one to use.
The synonyms should be pointing to 'stroemii' not 'stroemi'.  
I'll fix this, but these names may well NOT be synonyms of course.
Something to be checked.


>>> On 27/05/2011 at 1:47 a.m., "Michael Reuscher"
<Michael.Reuscher from gmx.net>
> Hi Barbara,
> Garraffoni, Lana & Hutchings (2005) A catalogue of the
> (Polychaeta: Annelida) of the world. Zootaxa 1065: 1-27.
> gives a good overview over described species, synonymies, etc. You
will find 
> that there's a plethora of different spellings for this species.

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