Lampra uvularis 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: 17-18

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scientific name

Lampra uvularis Fraser, 1941b
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Lampra uvularis Fraser, 1941b 

Lampra uvularis Fraser, 1941b: 80  , pl. 14, fig. 4.

Corymorpha uvularis  .—Vervoort, 2009: 772.

Syntypes. USNM 43453View Materials: USA, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Admiralty Island , Stephens Passage, Thistle Ledge, R / V Albatross Sta. 4253, 14 July 1903, Tanner beam trawl, 240–344 m, two polyps with fragments of gonophores, labelled “ type ”; ethanol. 

Lectotype, by present designation. USNM 43453View Materials: USA, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Admiralty Island , Stephens Passage, Thistle Ledge, R / V Albatross Sta. 4253, 14 July 1903, Tanner beam trawl, 240–344 m, one polyp, in fair condition, with gonophores and detached fragments of gonophores, labelled “ type ”; ethanol. 

Paralectotype. USNM 1458921View Materials: USA, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Admiralty Island , Stephens Passage, Thistle Ledge, R / V Albatross Sta. 4253, 14 July 1903, Tanner beam trawl, 240–344 m, one small polyp with a hydranth and detached fragments of it, in poor condition, with gonophores and fragments of gonophores; ethanol. 

Type locality. USA, Alaska: Stephens Passage, Thistle Ledge , 131 fm (240 m) ( Fraser 1941b). 

Current status. Valid, as Corymorpha uvularis ( Fraser, 1941b)  .

Remarks. The “ type ” of Lampra uvularis  , as designated by Fraser (1941b), comprises two syntypes at the NMNHAbout NMNH ( USNMAbout USNM 43453). There have been no subsequent records of the species. The larger and better of the two type specimens is designated here as the lectotype ( USNMAbout USNM 43453). The other, now a paralectotype, is removed herewith to a different collection ( USNMAbout USNM 1458921).

Vervoort (2009) provided a summary of Fraser’s (1941b) brief original description of the species, and assigned it to Corymorpha M. Sars, 1835  , as C. uvularis  . He suggested that it might be identical to either C. glacialis M. Sars, 1860  or C. carnea ( Clark, 1877)  . The species is currently listed as valid in WoRMS. The specific name, derived from the diminutive of the Latin uva (grape, or cluster of grapes) and the suffix - aris (pertaining to), refers to the gonophores of this hydroid. Fraser described them as “…looking like compact bunches of grapes or like the cluster of flowers in the grape hyacinth…”.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Corymorphidae

Genus

Lampra

Loc

Lampra uvularis Fraser, 1941b

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

2018
Loc

Lampra uvularis

Fraser, 1941b : 80