Bimeria tenella Fraser, 1925

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: 11

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scientific name

Bimeria tenella Fraser, 1925
status

 

Bimeria tenella Fraser, 1925 

? Bimeria tenella Fraser, 1925: 168  , figs. 3Α, B.

Garveia tenella  .— Cairns et al., 1991: 14.

Type material. CAS-IZ 21 800.00: USA, California, San Francisco Estuary, San Francisco Bay , Southampton Lt. N 10° E, Blunt Point N 65° W, Alcatraz Light S 28° W, 12 August 1912, 22.5 fm (41 m), specimen count 1, coll. USFCS Albatross; 10% formalin. 

Type locality. USA, California: San Francisco Bay, several locations near the entrance (close to Southampton Light, Angel Island , and Alcatraz Island ), 16–40 m ( Fraser 1925). 

Current status. Species inquirenda (WoRMS).

Remarks. Type material of Bimeria tenella  exists at CASAbout CAS (CAS-IZ 2 1800.00). Listed there as a syntype, the specimen count is given as “1”. No other type material is known to exist, and the CASAbout CAS collection may prove to be a holotype by monotypy. The single lot of B. tenella  in the Fraser Hydroid Collection at the RBCMAbout RBCM ( BCPMAbout BCPM 976- 00177-001: Cartago Bay) is non-type material. That sample was collected from Isla Isabela, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, during the 1934 Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition ( Fraser 1938a).

Only infertile material of Bimeria tenella  was available to Fraser (1925) in describing the species. His hydroid, likely a bougainvilliid, lacked a perisarcal sheath around the bases of the tentacles and is not referable to Bimeria Wright, 1859  . The species was included in Garveia Wright, 1859  by Cairns et al. (1991, 2002). Garveia tenella  is listed in WoRMS as a taxon inquirenda.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

RBCM

Royal British Columbia Museum

BCPM

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Bougainvilliidae

Genus

Bimeria

Loc

Bimeria tenella Fraser, 1925

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

2018
Loc

Bimeria tenella

: 168

Loc

Garveia tenella

: 14