Halecium balei 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: 29-30

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

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scientific name

Halecium balei Fraser, 1911
status

 

Halecium balei Fraser, 1911 

Halecium gracile Bale, 1888: 759  , pl. 14, figs. 1–3 [invalid junior primary homonym of Halecium gracile Verrill, 1874  ]. Halecium balei Fraser, 1911: 46  [new replacement name for Halecium gracile Bale, 1888  , not Halecium gracile Verrill, 1874  ].

Syntypes. NMVAbout NMV F58760: Australia, New South Wales, Port Stephens , on Aglaophenia  sp., labelled as “co-types”; two microslides ( Stranks 1993: 6). 

Type locality. Australia: Port Stephens and Port Jackson ( Bale 1888). 

Current status.? Invalid.

Remarks. Halecium balei  was proposed by Fraser (1911) as a replacement name for H. gracile Bale, 1888  , recognized as an invalid junior primary homonym of H. gracile Verrill, 1874  . In turn, H. balei  has been held to be a junior subjective synonym of H. delicatulum Coughtrey, 1876  ( Vervoort & Watson 2003), although the status of the species is still open to question ( Galea et al. 2014: 15).

As an objective synonym of H. gracile Bale, 1888  , Halecium balei Fraser, 1911  has the same name-bearing type material ( ICZN Art. 72.7), namely that at the NMVAbout NMV ( NMVAbout NMV F58760). A search for type material of H. gracile  in collections at the Australian Museum, Sydney, was unsuccessful (Stephen Keable, personal communication, 24 January 2017).

NMV

Museum Victoria

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Haleciidae

Genus

Halecium

Loc

Halecium balei Fraser, 1911

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

2018
Loc

Halecium gracile

Bale, 1888 : 759 Fraser, 1911 : 46