MCZ Invertebrate Zoology COEL-9

Thamnocnidia tenella L. Agassiz, 1862

Date Collected:


Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Northwest: United States: Massachusetts | Nantucket, Siasconset

Current Identification
Thamnocnidia tenella L. Agassiz, 1862
Animalia Cnidaria Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Tubulariidae
Determiner: [no agent data]
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Current name prior to MCZBase: 'Ectopleura larynx (Ellis & Solander, 1786)'

Agassiz 1862, page 275, Other Useful Citation of Thamnocnidia tenella L. Agassiz, 1862
Media type: text; Agassiz 1862 Description: Contributions to the NATURAL HISTORY of the United States of America;

(Media Record) (Related) (File)

Shows Publication: Agassiz 1862 Description: Contributions to the NATURAL HISTORY of the United States of America

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Part Condition Disposition Count
whole animal (unknown) unchecked in collection 1 History
Remarks: formalin and small amount of ethanol

Attribute Value Determination On
sex female [no agent data]
reference 1862. Contibutions to the Natural History of the United States, Vol. IV: 275-276, Pl. XII [no agent data], Method: migration 2011-03-06

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  • Found in type collection, but there are no original labels with specimen & no type labels, only a label with "Tubularia tenella (L. Agassiz)," possibly a Bigelow label. Entered into original MCZ Catalogue as Thamnocnidia sp. ?, May 2, 1862. Under comments is "Hydromedusarium". Locality is given as "Suisconset. Long Island Sound Mass." It is also listed as "Alcoholic". There is no mention of "Type" in the entry for this specimen in the newer Coelenterate Catalog. There is an entry for this specimen in the type card file. Type status questionable.

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  • Ocean:
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean Region:
  • Atlantic, Northwest
  • Country:
  • United States
  • State/Province:
  • Massachusetts
  • Specific Locality:
  • Nantucket, Siasconset
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • USA, Massachusetts, nantucket, Siasconset
  • Locality Remarks:
  • This is a marine locality
  • Georeference:
  • 41.2626230°, -69.966124° (Error radius: 3036m) By: Brendan Haley on 2019-06-10 (Source: GEOLocate batch georeferencing, 2019-06-10)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Began Date / Ended Date:
  • 1849-07-01 / 1849-07-31
  • Verbatim Date:
  • 7/1849
  • Collector:
  • Louis Agassizlinked data icon

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