Hydractinia laevispina Fraser, 1922a

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: 16

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

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scientific name

Hydractinia laevispina Fraser, 1922a
status

 

Hydractinia laevispina Fraser, 1922a 

Hydractinia laevispina Fraser, 1922a: 97  , pl. 1, figs. 1–6.

Syntypes. BCPM 976-00220-001: Canada, British Columbia, Gabriola Passage , 29 June 1921, 18 m; dry. 

Type locality. Canada, British Columbia: Gabriola Pass , western end ( Fraser 1922a). 

Current status. Valid.

Remarks. Collection data accompanying material in the Fraser Hydroid Collection at the RBCMAbout RBCM ( BCPMAbout BCPM 976- 00220-001) accord with those given in the original description of Hydractinia laevispina  by Fraser (1922a). In the absence of a type designation of the species by Fraser (1922a), those specimens are syntypes. We have not designated a lectotype from the available material because it is now dry and in very poor condition.

Both male and female colonies of the species, found growing on shells of a barnacle (“ Balanus aquilla  ” = Menesiniella aquila  ), were observed and described in Fraser’s (1922a) original account. Hydractinia laevispina  is considered a valid species (Brinckmann-Voss 1996; Cairns et al. 2002; Mills et al. 2007; Miglietta et al. 2009).

RBCM

Royal British Columbia Museum

BCPM

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Tubulariidae

Genus

Hydractinia

Loc

Hydractinia laevispina Fraser, 1922a

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

2018
Loc

Hydractinia laevispina

Fraser, 1922a : 97