WoRMS banner
Add search provider Add provider
Twitter: Latest updates @WRMarineSpecies

WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera Hessle, 1917 
AphiaID: 325285

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 editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera pacifica Hessle, 1917 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae Johnston, 1846
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera Hessle, 1917
Sources  original description Hessle, C. (1917). Zur Kenntnis der terebellomorphen Polychaeten. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala. 5: 39-258, plates I-V., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120026#page/51/mode/1up
page(s): 207-209 [details]

identification resource Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos; Hutchings, Patricia A. (2007). New species of terebellid polychaetes (Polychaeta : Terebellidae) from Australia. Zootaxa. 1473: 1-24., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2007f/z01473p024f.pdf
page(s): [Table of valid taxa] [details]

Direct child
taxa (7)

[show all]
[sort alpha..]
 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera barega Nogueira & Hutchings, 2007
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera carrerai Londoño-Mesa, 2003
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera harrisae Londoño-Mesa, 2003
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera hutchingsae Londoño-Mesa, 2003
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera oculata Hartman, 1944
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera pacifica Hessle, 1917

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera cowarrie Hutchings, 1997 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHutchingsiella cowarrie (Hutchings, 1997)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Hessle (1917: 207-209): ''Kiemen fehlen. Die vorderen Segmente sind ohne Seitenlappen. Die Haarborstenchaetopodien beginnen am vierten Segment. Die langen Haarborsten sind gesäumt. Ihre Spitzen sind in den oberen Teilen gesägt. An der Basis sind die Spitzen spindelförmig angeschwellt und ringsum mit Dornen besetzt. Die kurzen Haarborsten sind messerförmig, ungesäumt und mit gesägten Spitzen versehen. Die Hakenborstenchaetopodien beginnen am fünften Segment. Die vorderen Nephridien sind klein. Die hinteren Nephridien haben kräftige Schenkel. Die hinteren Nephridien jeder Seite legen sich dicht an einander und verwachsen teilweise mit einander (wie bei Amphitrite).''
 [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The generic name is composed by the Latin noun spino, form of spinus and meaning 'thorn', and the Latin noun sphaera, meaning 'sphere', 'ball', or 'globe', and presumably refers to the shape of the long chaetae, described as being 'spindled at the base, and surrounded by thorns' (''An der Basis sind die Spitzen spindelförmig angeschwellt und ringsum mit Dornen besetzt''; Hessle, 1917). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325285
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2014-04-08 02:07:53Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-12-29 18:49:40Z  changed  Gil, João
  
[Taxonomic tree] [Occurrence map] [Google] [Google scholar] [Google images]
  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Spinosphaera. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325285 on 2017-01-24
  Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License