Campanularia abyssa Fraser, 1940a

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C., 2018, Names of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) established by Charles McLean Fraser (1872 - 1946), excluding those from Allan Hancock Expeditions, Zootaxa 4487 (1), pp. 1-83: 65

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4487.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0392282A-FFA6-FFA4-AEC1-5E661D77FC40

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scientific name

Campanularia abyssa Fraser, 1940a
status

 

? Campanularia abyssa Fraser, 1940a 

? Campanularia abyssa Fraser, 1940a: 576  , pl. 32, figs. 2a, b.

Holotype. USNM 43434View Materials: USA, Massachusetts, SE of Nantucket Shoals , Albatross Sta. 2041, 39°22’50”N, 68°25’W, 19 July 1883, deep sea trawl, several detached fragments of what is likely a single colony, the longest of them 2 cm high, in fairly poor condition, without gonophores, labelled “ type ”; ethanol.GoogleMaps 

Type locality. USA, Massachusetts: continental slope SE of Cape Cod , 39°22’50”N, 68°25’W, 1608 fm (2941 m) ( Fraser 1940a).GoogleMaps 

Current status. Valid, but see Remarks below.

Remarks. A specimen at the NMNHAbout NMNH ( USNMAbout USNM 43434) was designated by Fraser (1940a) as the “ type ” of Campanularia abyssa  . That hydroid is recorded as a holotype in the NMNHAbout NMNH online database ( ICZN Art. 73.1.1). No specimens of the species were listed as part of the Fraser Hydroid Collection by Arai (1977), and no records of it exist in the RBCMAbout RBCM online database.

Fraser (1940a) provisionally assigned C. abyssa  to the genus Campanularia Lamarck, 1816  , but was uncertain it was even referable to the family Campanulariidae Johnston, 1837  . No gonosome was present and its identity remains obscure, although it seems more likely to be a lafoeoid than a campanulariid. WoRMS is followed in simply retaining the name C. abyssa  for it until its identity can be better established.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

RBCM

Royal British Columbia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Campanulariidae

Genus

Campanularia

Loc

Campanularia abyssa Fraser, 1940a

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C. 2018

2018
Loc

Campanularia abyssa

Fraser, 1940a : 576