Leodice bassensis ( McIntosh 1885 ), Zanol & Hutchings & Fauchald, 2020

Zanol, Joana, Hutchings, Pat A. & Fauchald, Kristian, 2020, Eunice sensu latu (Annelida: Eunicidae) from Australia: description of seven new species and comments on previously reported species of the genera Eunice, Leodice and Nicidion, Zootaxa 4748 (1), pp. 1-43: 26

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4748.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3704675

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scientific name

Leodice bassensis ( McIntosh 1885 )
status

n. comb.

Leodice bassensis ( McIntosh 1885)   n. comb.

Eunice bassensis McIntosh, 1885: 298   .— Benham 1915: 219.— Fauchald 1986: 245; 1992: 77.

Eunice antennata   .— Hartman 1959: 309 (in part, not Leodice antennata Savigny in Lamarck, 1818   ).

Material examined. South Australia. N of Cape of Borda, Kangaroo Island , 72 m depth, coll. FIS Endeavour, id. W.B. Benham, AM E.4584 (1).   Tasmania. East coast of Flinders Island, Bass Strait , 40°01’S, 148°02’E, FIS GoogleMaps   Endeavour , AM   E.684 (4). Breaksea Island, Port Davey , 43°20’S, 145°57’E, coll. FIS GoogleMaps   Endeavour , AM   E.5348 (l). Central Bass Strait, 23 km E of Cape Rochon, Three Hummock Island , 40°22.2’S, 145°17’ E, 40 m, coll. M. Gomon & Poore, 3 Nov 1980, MV F94326 View Materials (l) GoogleMaps   , MV F94327 View Materials GoogleMaps   (3).

Remarks. Leodice bassensis   was described on a posterior fragment and has remained poorly known. The specimens observed agree with the type specimen in the structure of the notopodial cirri and branchiae near the posterior end and in the structure of both compound chaetae and subacicular hooks. Benham (1915: 219) redescribed the species based in part on material still present in the Australian Museum collections. However, one of Benham’s specimens is an anterior end of L. australis   .

This species has been considered a synonym of L. antennata   (Savigny in Lamarck 1818; cf. Hartman 1959: 309), see remarks in the L. antennata   section. Among other species known from Australia, L. bassensis   also resembles L. torresiensis   , see Remarks in the L. antennata   section.

The species may be more widely dispersed; this cannot be assessed without examination of specimens from the different localities. Since at least three species belonging to the same species group are known from Australia, published records may contain any of these three, and perhaps even additional taxa.

Type locality. Bass Strait , South Australia   .

AM

Australian Museum

MV

University of Montana Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Eunicida

Family

Eunicidae

Genus

Leodice

Loc

Leodice bassensis ( McIntosh 1885 )

Zanol, Joana, Hutchings, Pat A. & Fauchald, Kristian 2020
2020
Loc

Eunice antennata

Hartman, O. 1959: 309
1959
Loc

Eunice bassensis

Fauchald, K. 1992: 77
Fauchald, K. 1986: 245
Benham, W. B. 1915: 219
McIntosh, W. C. 1885: 298
1885