Antennularia dissimilis Fraser, 1943a

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: 51

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

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scientific name

Antennularia dissimilis Fraser, 1943a
status

 

Antennularia dissimilis Fraser, 1943a 

Antennularia dissimilis Fraser, 1943a: 83  , pl. 19, figs. 15a, b.

Nemertesia dissimilis  .— Ramil & Vervoort, 2006: 121.

Holotype. MCZ-IZ 9009: USA, Georgia, E of St. Andrew Sound, 30°58’N, 79°34’W, Harvard-Havana Expedition, R/V Atlantis Sta.  3781, 265-290 fm (485–530 m), 24 February 1940, one colony fragment, 4.4 cm high, in poor condition and with nearly all hydrocladia missing, without gonophores, labelled “ type ”; 70% ethanol.

Type locality. USA, Georgia: continental slope, 30°58’N, 79°34’W, 265-290 fm (485–530 m), R/V Atlantis Sta.  3781 ( Fraser 1943a).

Current status. Valid, as Nemertesia dissimilis ( Fraser, 1943a)  .

Remarks. No type designation was provided by Fraser (1943a) in his original account of Antennularia dissimilis  . Nevertheless, material of the species, labelled “ type ”, exists at the MCZAbout MCZ (MCZ-IZ 9009). Fraser’s description of A. dissimilis  was based on a fragment of a single sterile colony. That specimen, the holotype by monotypy, is in poor condition. Few hydrocladia remain, and even then only the most proximal parts are present.

Subsequently referred to Nemertesia Lamouroux, 1812  by Ramil & Vervoort (2006), N. dissimilis  is listed as valid in WoRMS. The species, from bathyal waters at the western edge of the Blake Plateau off southern Georgia, is known only from the type locality.

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Plumulariidae

Genus

Antennularia

Loc

Antennularia dissimilis Fraser, 1943a

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

2018
Loc

Antennularia dissimilis

Fraser, 1943a : 83

Loc

Nemertesia dissimilis

Ramil & Vervoort, 2006 : 121