Aglaophenia inconstans Fraser, 1941b

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: 57-58

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

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scientific name

Aglaophenia inconstans Fraser, 1941b
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Aglaophenia inconstans Fraser, 1941b 

Aglaophenia inconstans Fraser, 1941b: 86  , pl. 18, figs. 13a, b.

Syntypes. USNM 43457View Materials: USA, Alaska, Bering Sea, Pribilof Islands, S of St. George Island , R / V Albatross Sta. 3497, 56°18’N, 169°38’W, 157 m, 17 July 1893, large beam trawl, about 11 colonies or colony fragments along with several detached hydrocladia, to ca. 15 cm high when straightened, in only fair to poor condition, without gonophores, labelled “ type ”, ethanol.GoogleMaps 

Lectotype, by present designation. USNM 43457View Materials: USA, Alaska, Bering Sea, Pribilof Islands, S of St. George Island , R / V Albatross Sta. 3497, 56°18’N, 169°38’W, 157 m, 17 July 1893, large beam trawl, one colony, ca. 14 cm high when straightened, in only fair condition, without gonophores; ethanol.GoogleMaps 

Paralectotypes. USNM 1458872View Materials: USA, Alaska, Bering Sea, Pribilof Islands, S of St. George Island , R / V Albatross Sta. 3497, 56°18’N, 169°38’W, 157 m, 17 July 1893, large beam trawl, about 10 colonies or colony fragments along with several detached hydrocladia, to ca. 15 cm high when straightened, in poor to only fair condition, without gonophores, ethanol.GoogleMaps 

BCPM 976-00784-001: USA, Alaska, Bering Sea, Pribilof Islands, S of St. George Island   , U.S. F.C. Sta. 3497, 17 July 1893, several colony fragments, in poor condition, without corbulae, labelled “co-type”; 60% IPAAbout IPA  .

Type locality. USA, Alaska: Bering Sea , 56°18’N, 169°38’W, 86 fm (157 m) ( Fraser 1941b).GoogleMaps 

Current status. Valid.

Remarks. Fraser (1941b) designated material at the NMNHAbout NMNH ( USNMAbout USNM 43457) as the “ type ” of Aglaophenia inconstans  . The NMNHAbout NMNH collection was thereby fixed as the name-bearing type ( ICZN Art. 72.1.2). Fraser’s original description (“Colonies varying in appearance…”), and a later account (“In some cases there were no branches, but in others the stem is definitely branched…”; Fraser 1947a: 435), indicate that more than one colony was examined in describing the species. We found that the original “ type ” collection included multiple colonies or colony fragments. Accordingly, a lectotype specimen was selected from the collection to objectively define the species. It was returned to a vial together with the original labels and collection number ( USNMAbout USNM 43457). The remaining specimens in the series, constituting paralectotypes, were removed to a separate vial and assigned a new collection number ( USNMAbout USNM 1458872).

Material of the species from the same collection (R/V Albatross Sta. 3497) as the lectotype, in the Fraser Hydroid Collection at the RBCMAbout RBCM ( BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00784-001), bears the label “co-type”. However, it does not have a name-bearing function (i.e., it was not part of the original syntype series) because it was not fixed originally as a name-bearing type along with the NMNHAbout NMNH collection (see ICZN Arts. 72.1.2 and 72.4.7). It therefore comprises paralectotype material.

Only the trophosome of Aglaophenia inconstans  was found and described by Fraser (1941b). The species is not currently listed in WoRMS.

IPA

Empresa Pernambucana de Pesquisa Agropecu�ria, IPA

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

Campanulariidae

Genus

Aglaophenia

Loc

Aglaophenia inconstans Fraser, 1941b

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

2018
Loc

Aglaophenia inconstans

Fraser, 1941b : 86