Halecium pygmaeum Fraser, 1911

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: 34

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

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scientific name

Halecium pygmaeum Fraser, 1911
status

 

Halecium pygmaeum Fraser, 1911 

Halecium mirabile Schydlowsky, 1902: 233  , pl. 3, figs. 25, 26.

Halecium pygmaeum Fraser, 1911: 48  , pl. 4, figs. 1, 2.

Type material. None known to exist.

Type locality. USA, Washington: San Juan Archipelago ( Fraser 1911).

Current status. Invalid.

Remarks. Fraser (1911: 48) based his description of this small species on hydroids in the collection of Prof. Trevor Kincaid (1872–1970) of the University of Washington. No types are known to exist. Specimens of the species from the San Juan Archipelago at the NMNHAbout NMNH ( USNMAbout USNM 70852: USA, Washington, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Port Townsend, coll. H. Moon; ethanol) are from a different collection (that of H. Moon; Fraser 1911: 4) and are not believed by us to constitute type material. Another collection of the species exists at the NMNHAbout NMNH ( USNMAbout USNM 43655), but there is no evidence that T. Kincaid was the collector. Non-type specimens also exist in the Fraser collection at the RBCMAbout RBCM ( BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00491-001: China Hat, 21 August 1912; BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00491-002 and BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00491-003: China Hat; BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00492-001: Hayama, Sagami Bay, September 17, 1933) (Arai 1977). Only female gonothecae were observed originally. Those of the male were described later ( Fraser 1914a; 1937a).

Halecium pygmaeum Fraser, 1911  is listed in WoRMS as a junior subjective synonym of Halecium mirabile Schydlowsky, 1902  . Hirohito (1995) recognized it as a valid species, but noted its similarity to H. repens Jäderholm, 1907  . In some works ( Dons 1912; Broch 1918; Schuchert 2001a), H. mirabile  and H. repens  have been regarded as synonyms or questionable synonyms of H. curvicaule Lorenz, 1886  .

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

RBCM

Royal British Columbia Museum

BCPM

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Haleciidae

Genus

Halecium

Loc

Halecium pygmaeum Fraser, 1911

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

2018
Loc

Halecium mirabile

Schydlowsky, 1902 : 233

Loc

Halecium pygmaeum

Fraser, 1911 : 48