WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio Maciolek, 1981

129608  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129608)

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurospio dibranchiata Maciolek, 1981 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The name of the genus is composed by the Latin...  
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]
Gil, J.; Bellan, G. (2016). Aurospio Maciolek, 1981. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129608 on 2017-12-13

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2006-09-06 06:55:51Z
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Martinez, Olga
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-01-09 17:12:02Z
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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]   

taxonomy source Paterson, Gordon L. J.; Neal, Lenka; Altamira, Iris; Soto, Eulogio H.; Smith, Craig R.; Menot, Lenaick; Billett, David S. M.; Cunha, Marina R.; Marchais-Laguionie, Clare; Glover, Adrian G. (2016). New Prionospio and Aurospio Species from the Deep Sea (Annelida: Polychaeta). Zootaxa. 4092(1): 1-32., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4092.1.1
note: comments on Aurospio diagnosis [details]   

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, 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. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
From editor or global species database
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]