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Haeckelia beehleri (Mayer, 1912)

106367  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:106367)

accepted
Species
Tinerfe beehleri Mayer, 1912 · unaccepted (The type species of the genus...)  
The type species of the genus (Tinerfe cyanea) has aborally exiting tentacles
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Tinerfe beehleri Mayer, 1912) Mayer, A. G. (1912). Ctenophores of the Atlantic coast of North America. <em>Carnegie Institution of Washington: Washington D.C. 162.</em> 58pp, 17 plates. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 17-18, pl. 3, figs. 10-11 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Taxonomic remark Carré and Carré (1989) suggest this species may not be Haeckelia but do not propose an alternative placement....  
Taxonomic remark Carré and Carré (1989) suggest this species may not be Haeckelia but do not propose an alternative placement. Christiansen et al (2022) recover it in Haeckelia however [details]

Description Tinerfe beehleri sp. nov. (Figs. 10 and 11, plate 3.)
Named in honor of Commodore William H. Beehler, U. S. N., formerly...  
Description Tinerfe beehleri sp. nov. (Figs. 10 and 11, plate 3.)
Named in honor of Commodore William H. Beehler, U. S. N., formerly commandant at Key West ; for many years the most constant, kindly, and powerful friend of the Tortugas Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Body nearly cylindrical, 9 mm long and 4.2 mm wide, with only slight compression in the stomodaeal-axis. It is difficult to determine the amount of this compression, however, for the shape of the animal almost constantly changes through vermiform contractions of the bodywall. Indeed, these movements seem to aid in some measure in enabling the creature to swim. At times the aboral pole is evenly rounded and dome-like, while at others contractions cause, 8 mounds to project above the apical sense-organ, as is shown in fig. 10, plate 3. The sense-capsule is simple and not sunken within a furrow, but on both sides of it in the funnel-axis there are papillifom swellings. The 8 rows of ciliary combs are less than half as long as the body and are all of equal length. Each row consists of about 15 combs. They are widely separated from the apical sense-organ.
The stomodaeum is well developed and laterally flattened. The funnel is large, but the axial funnel-tube is very short and is cleft for about half its length by the basal part of the sensory cushion of the lithocyst-plate. The interradial and adradial canals extend from the aboral ends of the rows of cilia to near the level of the mouth. These meridional vessels are wide and their edges exhibit a wavy outline, probably due to contraction. The 2 paragastric vessels are well developed and closely pressed to the sides of the stomodaeum. They flare outward at the level of the mouth. The 2 tentacular canals are very short and the tentacle bases small, but the sheaths are correspondingly long and extend downward and finally outward, to open very near the mouth at about the level of the oral ends of the meridional canals. I have never seen the tentacles protrude beyond the sheaths, but they appear to have lateral filaments.
I have not seen the genital products and can not state that the specimens were mature, for the dull milky color of this animal renders it only about as translucent as ground glass, so that minute details of its internal structure can be seen only with difficulty. It is rare and I have seen only 4 specimens between May and July at Tortugas, Florida. It comes to the surface only when the water has been calm and unrippled for some hours. [details]
Mills, C.E. Internet (1998-present). Phylum Ctenophora: list of all valid species names. Electronic internet document. Haeckelia beehleri (Mayer, 1912). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=106367 on 2024-06-20
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-04 16:28:44Z
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original description  (of Tinerfe beehleri Mayer, 1912) Mayer, A. G. (1912). Ctenophores of the Atlantic coast of North America. <em>Carnegie Institution of Washington: Washington D.C. 162.</em> 58pp, 17 plates. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 17-18, pl. 3, figs. 10-11 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Ctenophora. <em>in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification.</em> Collection Patrimoines Naturels 50: pp. 122-123. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

source of synonymy Harbison, G. (1985). On the classification and evolution of the Ctenophora. <em>In: The origin and relationships of lower invertebrates. The Systematics Association Special Volume No 28. S. Conway Morris, J. D. George, R. Gibson and H. M. Platt (eds). Oxford, Clarendon Press: 78-100.</em>
page(s): 88 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From editor or global species database
Taxonomic remark Carré and Carré (1989) suggest this species may not be Haeckelia but do not propose an alternative placement. Christiansen et al (2022) recover it in Haeckelia however [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Description Tinerfe beehleri sp. nov. (Figs. 10 and 11, plate 3.)
Named in honor of Commodore William H. Beehler, U. S. N., formerly commandant at Key West ; for many years the most constant, kindly, and powerful friend of the Tortugas Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Body nearly cylindrical, 9 mm long and 4.2 mm wide, with only slight compression in the stomodaeal-axis. It is difficult to determine the amount of this compression, however, for the shape of the animal almost constantly changes through vermiform contractions of the bodywall. Indeed, these movements seem to aid in some measure in enabling the creature to swim. At times the aboral pole is evenly rounded and dome-like, while at others contractions cause, 8 mounds to project above the apical sense-organ, as is shown in fig. 10, plate 3. The sense-capsule is simple and not sunken within a furrow, but on both sides of it in the funnel-axis there are papillifom swellings. The 8 rows of ciliary combs are less than half as long as the body and are all of equal length. Each row consists of about 15 combs. They are widely separated from the apical sense-organ.
The stomodaeum is well developed and laterally flattened. The funnel is large, but the axial funnel-tube is very short and is cleft for about half its length by the basal part of the sensory cushion of the lithocyst-plate. The interradial and adradial canals extend from the aboral ends of the rows of cilia to near the level of the mouth. These meridional vessels are wide and their edges exhibit a wavy outline, probably due to contraction. The 2 paragastric vessels are well developed and closely pressed to the sides of the stomodaeum. They flare outward at the level of the mouth. The 2 tentacular canals are very short and the tentacle bases small, but the sheaths are correspondingly long and extend downward and finally outward, to open very near the mouth at about the level of the oral ends of the meridional canals. I have never seen the tentacles protrude beyond the sheaths, but they appear to have lateral filaments.
I have not seen the genital products and can not state that the specimens were mature, for the dull milky color of this animal renders it only about as translucent as ground glass, so that minute details of its internal structure can be seen only with difficulty. It is rare and I have seen only 4 specimens between May and July at Tortugas, Florida. It comes to the surface only when the water has been calm and unrippled for some hours. [details]

Editor's comment Species has paragastric canals and tentilla so a new Genus should be erected [details]
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