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Foster, N.M. (1969). New species of spionids (Polychaeta) from the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea with a partial revision of the genus Prionospio. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 82(38): 381-400.
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Foster, N.M.
1969
New species of spionids (Polychaeta) from the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea with a partial revision of the genus Prionospio
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
82(38): 381-400
Publication
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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In connection with a study of the Spionidae of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, several new taxa have been encountered. This paper deals with the descriptions of two new species, one of which represents a new genus, and the restablishment of a second genus.
Caribbean region
Gulf of Mexico
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Holotype USNM 39485, locality Puerto Rico, identified as Aonides mayaguezensis Foster, 1969
Paratype USNM 39486, locality Puerto Rico, identified as Aonides mayaguezensis Foster, 1969
Holotype USNM 39487, locality North Carolina, identified as Apoprionospio dayi Foster, 1969
Paratype USNM 39488, locality North Carolina, identified as Apoprionospio dayi Foster, 1969
 Depth range

3-101 m. [details]

 Depth range

Not stated, unknown. [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Foster (1969: 383): ''Prostomium triangular, flared anteriorly, lacking frontal horns, ... [details]

 Distribution

Western Atlantic Ocean: North Carolina to Puerto Rico; Gulf of Mexico. [details]

 Distribution

Western Atlantic Ocean: North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico (Alabama; Texas).  [details]

 Etymology

The name Apoprionospio is composed by the prefix of Greek origin apo-, meaning 'away from' or 'separate', and the ... [details]

 Etymology

The species is named for Dr. John H. Day (b. Sussex, England, 25 August 1909 - d. Knysna, South Africa, 24 April ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet mayaguezensis refers to the type locality of the species, Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea). [details]

 Grammatical gender

Feminine. [details]

 Grammatical gender

Feminine. [details]

 Grammatical gender

Feminine. [details]

 Habitat

Not stated, unknown. [details]

 Habitat

Not stated. [details]

 Taxonomy

Indeterminable. According to Foster (1969: 388), ''Prionospio nova, based on an incomplete specimen, is considered ... [details]

 Type locality

Off Beaufort, North Carolina, Atlantic coast of the USA (gazetteer estimate 34.4º, -76.7º). [details]

 Type locality

Off Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea (gazetteer estimate 18.2º, -67.16º), 10 feet depth (= about 3 m). [details]

 Type material

Holotype (USNM 39485) and paratype (USNM 39486) deposited in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA. [details]