Eudendrium speciosum Fraser, 1945a

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: 24-25

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Eudendrium speciosum Fraser, 1945a
status

 

Eudendrium speciosum Fraser, 1945a 

Eudendrium speciosum Fraser, 1945a: 22  , figs. 1a, b.

Holotype. USNM 43464View Materials: USA, Gulf of Mexico, Florida , Pensacola, Santa Rosa Sound, 0 7 August 1942, one colony, 3.5 cm high, in poor condition, without hydranths, without gonophores, coll. E.H. Behre, labelled “ type ”; ethanol. 

Paratype. BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00251-001: USA, Florida, Santa Rosa Sound, shore, several colony fragments, up to 3.1 cm high, in fair to fairly good condition, with male gonophores; 60% IPAAbout IPA.

Type locality. USA, Florida: Pensacola, Santa Rosa Sound ( Fraser 1945a). 

Current status. Valid.

Remarks. Fraser (1945a) established Eudendrium speciosum  for a species found in a small collection of hydroids received for identification from staff at the NMNHAbout NMNH. The “ type ” designated by him ( USNMAbout USNM 43464) is listed in the current online database of that museum as syntype material, but a single colony is present. It is therefore the holotype of the species. The specimen is in poor condition and may have been dry some time in the past. Additional material of the species exists in the Fraser Hydroid Collection at the RBCMAbout RBCM ( BCPMAbout BCPM 976-00251- 001), but in not having been fixed as a name-bearing type it is taken here to be a paratype ( ICZN Art. 72.1.3). By mistake, Arai (1977) reported the type locality of E. speciosum  , Santa Rosa Sound, to be in Louisiana rather than Florida.

Eudendrium speciosum  is known only from the original description. It is listed as valid in Calder & Cairns (2009) and WoRMS, but its taxonomic status needs to be clarified.

BCPM

British Columbia Provincial Museum

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Eudendriidae

Genus

Eudendrium

Loc

Eudendrium speciosum Fraser, 1945a

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

2018
Loc

Eudendrium speciosum

Fraser, 1945a : 22