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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio Maciolek, 1981 
AphiaID: 129608

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio dibranchiata Maciolek, 1981 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae Grube, 1850
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio Maciolek, 1981
Sources  original description Maciolek, N.J. (1981). A new genus and species of Spionidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the North and South Atlantic. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 94(1): 228-239., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/107604#page/250/mode/1up
page(s): 229-230 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio banyulensis (Laubier, 1966)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio dibranchiata Maciolek, 1981
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio foodbancsia Mincks, Dyal, Paterson, Smith & Glover, 2009
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio pilkena (Wilson, 1990)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Prostomium broadly rounded anteriorly, prolonged posteriorly as a keel, eyes 0-2 pairs, no occipital tentacle. Peristomium partly fused to setiger 1, not developed into wings or hood. Branchiae 2 pairs, on setigers 3-4, cirriform, partly fused to notopodial lamellae. No interramal or interparapodial pouches. Anterior setae capillaries, notopodial and neuropodial multidentate hooded hooks posteriorly, lacking secondary hood, one ventral sabre seta posteriorly. Pygidium with 1 long medial and 2 short lateral cirri.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The name of the genus is composed by the Latin noun aurum, meaning 'gold', and the name of the genus Spio Fabricius, 1785, the name of the nereid of the sea caves, a nymph in the Greek mythology, and refers to the golden color of the pigmented inclusions present in the first setiger of many specimens of the type species of the new genus.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129608
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2006-09-06 06:55:51Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2016-01-09 17:12:02Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2016). Aurospio Maciolek, 1981. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129608 on 2016-02-13
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