Crypta huntsmani 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: 13-14

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

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scientific name

Crypta huntsmani Fraser, 1911
status

 

Crypta huntsmani Fraser, 1911 

Crypta huntsmani Fraser, 1911: 19  , pl. 1, figs. 1–5.

Endocrypta huntsmani  .— Fraser, 1912a: 216.

Bythotiara huntsmani  .—Brinckmann-Voss, 1979: 1226, figs. 1–6.

Type material. None known to exist.

Type locality. Canada, British Columbia: Departure Bay, Nanaimo ( Fraser 1911). 

Current status. Valid, as Bythotiara huntsmani ( Fraser, 1911)  .

Remarks. Only non-type material of Crypta huntsmani  exists in the Fraser Hydroid Collection at the RBCMAbout RBCM ( BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00166-001: Departure Bay, 0 4 April 1933, trawl, from transparent tunicate; BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00166-002: Departure Bay, 0 4 April 1933; BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00166-003: Departure Bay, 0 4 April 1933) (Arai 1977).

Fraser (1911) found hydranths with medusa buds, but no free medusae were observed by him. Brinckmann- Voss (1979) raised medusae from hydroids identified as Endocrypta huntsmani  , and referred them to the genus Bythotiara Günther, 1903  , as B. huntsmani  . That binomen is currently recognized as valid (Arai & Brinckmann- Voss 1980; Cairns et al. 2002; WoRMS).

The specific name honours Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman (1883–1973), a noted Canadian marine biologist who first discovered the hydroid stage of this species in stomodea of ascidians and brought it to the attention of Fraser.

RBCM

Royal British Columbia Museum

BCPM

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Bythotiaridae

Genus

Crypta

Loc

Crypta huntsmani Fraser, 1911

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

2018
Loc

Crypta huntsmani

Fraser, 1911 : 19

Loc

Endocrypta huntsmani

Fraser, 1912a : 216