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

Alexander Muir via annelida%40net.bio.net (by a.muir from nhm.ac.uk)
Fri May 27 11:00:08 EST 2011

Dear all,

         Have you seen http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/personetymol/index.htm ? It appears (I haven't checked) that Ström had several creatures named after him, the names ending in stroemi, stroemii or stroemia! Geoff is correct about ICZN Art 33.4, you have to look up the original publication and stick with the spelling in that.


You can look up your own name on this site to see if anyone has named a species after you.


Good luck,



Mr. A.I. Muir, Nematode and Polychaete Research Group, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, LONDON SW7 5BD, UNITED KINGDOM


Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5567     Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5054



-----Original Message-----
From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Fauchald, Kristian
Sent: 27 May 2011 15:34
To: 'Geoff Read'; Annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: RE: T. stroemii Re: [Annelida] Terebellides stroemi in the Adriatic?


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.



-----Original Message-----

From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Geoff Read

Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:20 PM

To: Annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu

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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