Australian Museum Journal A sea anemone, Edwardsia meridionalis sp. nov., from Antarctica and a preliminary revision of the genus Edwardsia de Quatrefages, 1841 (Coelenterata: Actiniaria)

Shortform:
Williams, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(6): 325–360
Author(s):
Williams, R. B.
Year published:
1981
Title:
A sea anemone, Edwardsia meridionalis sp. nov., from Antarctica and a preliminary revision of the genus Edwardsia de Quatrefages, 1841 (Coelenterata: Actiniaria)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
33
Issue:
6
Start page:
325
End page:
360
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.33.1981.271
Language:
English
Date published:
28 February 1981
Cover date:
28 February 1981
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
COELENTERATA; TAXONOMY; ANTARCTICA
Digitized:
12 January 2008
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
271
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Complete work (3838kb PDF)

Abstract

A newly recognized sea anemone, Edwardsia meridionalis sp. nov., from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica is described and compared with other Edwardsia species. Its habitat and geographical distribution are described.

The generic name Edwardsia de Quatrefages, 1841 and the familial name Edwardsiidae Andres, 1881 are invalid. A summary of a proposal made to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature to conserve these names is given.

The genus Edwardsia is defined and its known synonyms are given. A review of the published descriptions found of nominal Edwardsia species revealed many nomina nuda, nomina dubia, synonyms and homonyms. The remaining nomina clara comprize forty currently accepted nominal species, which are listed with their known synonyms and geographical distributions.

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