Nellia tenella ( Lamarck, 1816 )

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M., 2017, Diversity of marine bryozoans inhabiting demosponges in northeastern Brazil, Zootaxa 4290 (2), pp. 281-323: 291

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4290.2.3

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5701197

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scientific name

Nellia tenella ( Lamarck, 1816 )
status

 

Nellia tenella ( Lamarck, 1816)  

( Figs. 24–26 View FIGURES 24 – 29. 24 – 25 )

Cellaria tenella Lamarck, 1816: 135   .

Nellia oculata Busk, 1852: 18   , pl. 64, fig. 6; pl. 65, fig. 4; Winston et al. 2014: 161, fig. 3 (cum syn.); Almeida et al. 2015b: 3; Taylor & Tan 2015: 14 View Cited Treatment , fig. 7B–E.

Material examined. UFBA 1602, UFBA 2354, Camamu Bay, 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll GoogleMaps   . October 2012 (on sponge Mycale angulosa   ); UFBA 1616, UFBA 1666, UFBA 2355, Camamu Bay , 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll GoogleMaps   . October 2012 (on Bubaris   sp.).

Comparative material. MNHN IB-2008-4546, Cellaria tenella   , syntype, Lamarck det., Mers Australes?.

Remarks. The taxonomic assignment of this species was recently discussed by Winston et al. (2014), who argued in favour of the usage of the name N. oculata   instead of Nellia tenella ( Lamarck, 1816)   to specimens from Brazil, pending on the revision of type specimens of Cellaria tenella Lamarck. However   , the examination of Lamarck’s Cellaria tenella   ( MNHN 4546; Fig. 26 View FIGURES 24 – 29. 24 – 25 ) shows that the main morphological characters are shared between both species, including the subquandrangular zooids, opesia occupying about three-quarters of surface, gymnocyst widest proximally, cryptocyst at proximal end of opesia, pores visible at the basal wall, a pair of very small oval avicularia placed proximolaterally on each zooid ( Figs. 24 and 25 View FIGURES 24 – 29. 24 – 25 ) and ovicells endozooidal. Accordingly, as already notice by some authors (e.g., Cheetham 1966, Winston 2005) and following the principle of priority of ICZN (1999, Art. 23), Nellia oculata Busk   must be considered junior synonym of Nellia tenella (Lamarck)   .

Nellia tenella   has a wide tropical and subtropical distribution ( Taylor & Tan 2015) and is found in a broad range of marine environments (Winston et al. 2014). It was already found associated to unidentified sponges on the Brazilian coast (Vieira et al. 2012).

Distribution. Circumtropical. Brazil: Rocas Atoll, Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro (Winston et al. 2014).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Bryozoa

Class

Gymnolaemata

Order

Cheilostomatida

Family

Quadricellariidae

Genus

Nellia

Loc

Nellia tenella ( Lamarck, 1816 )

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M. 2017
2017
Loc

Nellia oculata

Almeida 2015: 3
Taylor 2015: 14
Busk 1852: 18
1852
Loc

Cellaria tenella

Lamarck 1816: 135
1816