Megalomma pacificum Johansson, 1927

Gil, Joao & Nishi, Eijiroh, 2017, Nomenclatural checklist for Acromegalomma species (Annelida, Sabellidae), a nomen novum replacement for the junior homonym Megalomma Johansson, 1926, ZooKeys 677, pp. 131-150: 140-141

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.677.12030

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scientific name

Megalomma pacificum Johansson, 1927
status

 

Megalomma pacificum Johansson, 1927  

Megalomma pacifica   [sic] Johansson 1927: 130-131, textfig. 15.11.

Type locality.

Syntypes collected at Aranuka Island, outside the coral reef (0.14°, 173.56°; estimated geolocation), and Tapeteuea (= Tabiteuea) Island, inside the lagoon (-1.5°, 175.0°; estimated geolocation), both at Gilbert Islands, Kiribati, Pacific Ocean.

Remarks.

According to Fitzhugh (2002), Megalomma pacificum   Johansson, 1927 probably belongs to the genus Demonax   Kinberg, 1867 (a name recently replaced by Parasabella   Bush, 1905 due to homonymy; see Tovar-Hernández and Harris 2010). The fact that the holotype has dried out ( Knight-Jones 1997) and that the species has a remote type locality have likely prevented a formal redescription. The species was not included in the Parasabella   species list given by Tovar-Hernández and Harris (2010), but its possible inclusion in Parasabella   has been implicitly accepted by subsequent authors ( Capa and Murray 2009, Tovar-Hernández and Carrera-Parra 2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Sabellida

Family

Sabellidae

Genus

Megalomma