WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustralospio Blake & Kudenov, 1978

325174  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325174)

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustralospio trifida Blake & Kudenov, 1978 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Blake, J.A.; Kudenov, J.D. (1978). The Spionidae (Polychaeta) from Southeastern Australia and adjacent areas with a revision of the genera. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria. 39: 171-280., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/item/121937#page/201/mode/1up
page(s): 193 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Australospio is composed by the name of the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Australospio is composed by the name of the type genus of the family Spionidae, Spio Fabricius, 1785, preceded by the Latin prefix austral-, meaning 'southern', making reference to the southern origin of the type species of the new genus.  [details]
Gil, J. (2016). Australospio Blake & Kudenov, 1978. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325174 on 2017-12-14

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-12-11 11:32:50Z
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2016-03-29 02:20:44Z
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original description Blake, J.A.; Kudenov, J.D. (1978). The Spionidae (Polychaeta) from Southeastern Australia and adjacent areas with a revision of the genera. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria. 39: 171-280., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/item/121937#page/201/mode/1up
page(s): 193 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Blake & Kudenov (1978: 193): Prostomium with both anterior pointed projection and sub-distal lateral horns. No occipital cirrus. Peristomium reduced, with poorly-developed lateral wings. Proboscis eversible, sac-like. Branchiae from setiger 1, continuing almost to posterior end, basally fused with notopodial lamellae in anterior setigers, becoming nearly free posteriorly. Notopodial lamellae well-developed, entire; neuropodial lamellae well-developed, tending towards bilobate condition in middle setigers. Notosetae all capillaries. Neuropodial setae including capillaries, hooded hooks and inferior sabre-like setae. Nature of pygidium unknown.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Australospio is composed by the name of the type genus of the family Spionidae, Spio Fabricius, 1785, preceded by the Latin prefix austral-, meaning 'southern', making reference to the southern origin of the type species of the new genus.  [details]