Intro | Search taxa | Taxon tree | Sources | Webservice | Statistics | Editors | Log in

RAS source details

Kupriyanova, Elena K. (1999). The taxonomic status of Serpula cf. columbiana Johnson, 1901 from the American and Asian coasts of the North Pacific Ocean (Polychaeta: Serpulidae). Ophelia. 50(1): 21-34.
50739
10.1080/00785326.1999.10409386 [view]
Kupriyanova, Elena K.
1999
The taxonomic status of Serpula cf. columbiana Johnson, 1901 from the American and Asian coasts of the North Pacific Ocean (Polychaeta: Serpulidae)
Ophelia
50(1): 21-34
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
Available for editors  PDF available
Taxonomic studies over the last decade have consistently indicated that the cosmopolitan status of Serpula vermicularis Linnaeus, 1767 is unjustified. A previous morphological survey (Kupriyanova & Rzhavsky 1993) has documented that Serpula columbiana Johnson, 1901 from the Russian Far-Eastern Seas is distinct from Serpula vermicularis from the Norwegian Sea. As a result, the older name, of S. columbiana was re-established for the Russian Far-Eastern population, thereby separating it from synonymy with S. vermicularis. The purpose of the present study was to verify the identity of the Serpula species from the Russian Far-East with Serpula colombiana s. Str. Johnson, 1901 that was originally described from the North American Pacific coast. It is shown that at least three regionally distributed species were previously confused under the specific name Serpula vermicularis: S. vermicularis s. Str. (Norwegian Sea), S. columbiana (West coast of USA), and S. sp. A (Russian coast of the Sea of Japan). The last species is described herein as Serpula uschakovi n. Sp. The usefulness of various taxonomic characters for the resolution of Serpula taxonomy is discussed.
North Pacific
Systematics, Taxonomy
RIS (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks)
BibTex (BibDesk, LaTeX)
Date
action
by
2013-01-12 18:30:12Z
created
db_admin
2018-11-11 22:22:56Z
changed

This service is powered by LifeWatch Belgium
Learn more»
Website and databases developed and hosted by VLIZ · Page generated 2021-09-24 · contact: Anton Van de Putte