Nereis falsa Quatrefages, 1866

Faulwetter, Sarah, Simboura, Nomiki, Katsiaras, Nikolaos, Chatzigeorgiou, Giorgos & Arvanitidis, Christos, 2017, Polychaetes of Greece: an updated and annotated checklist, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 20997-20997: 20997

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scientific name

Nereis falsa Quatrefages, 1866
status

 

Nereis falsa Quatrefages, 1866 

Nereis falsa  Quatrefages, 1866 | Nereis splendida  Grube, 1840

Notes

Nereis falsa  is considered a synonym of Nereis splendida  Grube, 1840 by Núñez (2004). However, a Nereis splendida  Blainville, 1825 also exists in literature and in online databases (e.g. WoRMS) which should take priority over Grube's species and render the latter a junior homonym. Gravina et al. (2015) therefore use Nereis falsa  as the valid name, as Nereis splendida  Grube, although having priority over Nereis falsa  Quatrefages, is pre-occupied. However, the identity of the species described by Blainville (1825) species is confused and early authors (e.g. Quatrefages 1866:434, Rathke 1843:172) consider it indeterminable and probably belonging to Nephtys  . In addition, Blainville (1825) creates a confusing situation of synonyms by applying the name Nereis splendida  to a specimen he had received from Dr. Leach under the (probably unpublished) name Nereis clava  (p. 439) and in the same publication transfers Hesione splendida  Savigny 1818 to Nereis  , creating an unresolved synonymy with Nereis splendida  (p. 443). Until this confusion is resolved, the name Nereis falsa  is used here, following Gravina et al. (2015). See also Salazar-Vallejo et al. (2017) and discussions on the Annelida mailing list for extensive clarifications on the identity and nomenclatural problems associated with Nereis falsa  and Nereis splendida  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Nereididae

Genus

Nereis