WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera Hessle, 1917

325285

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325285

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The generic name is composed by...  
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]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Spinosphaera Hessle, 1917. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325285 on 2017-11-18

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-04-08 02:07:53Z
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2016-12-29 18:49:40Z
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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]   

identification resource Londoño-Mesa, Mario H. (2003). Revision of Spinosphaera and establishment of the new genus Hutchingsiella (Polychaeta: Terebellidae: Terebellinae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 83(4): 747-759., available online at https://doi.org/10.1017/s0025315403007744h
page(s): 758; note: [Key for species] [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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).''
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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]