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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera oculata Hartman, 1944 
AphiaID: 332040

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera oculata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera Hessle, 1917
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpinosphaera oculata Hartman, 1944
Sources  original description Hartman, O. 1944. Polychaetous annelids from California, including the descriptions of two new genera and nine new species. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 10(2): 239-307., available online at http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll82/id/12856
page(s): 274-275, plate 22 figs. 33-36 [details]

redescription 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): 755-756, fig. 5A-E [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in California [details]
Specimens 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype LACM AHF Poly 0218, locality Tomales Point (Tomales Point, ocean side, central California, USA, Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate 38.24°, -122.9955°); intertidal, rocky habitats) [details]

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pacific Ocean: from central California (USA) to Baja California Sur (Mexico). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet oculata (masculine: oculatus) is a Latin adjective meaning 'having eyes', and refers presumably to the presence of irregular rows of dark eyespots on the peristomial ring of the species: ''S. oculata differs from S. pacifica, the only known species in the genus, in having numerous peristomial eyespots'' (Hartman, 1944: 275). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Intertidal rocky habitats. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Nogueira & Hutchings (2003) Spinosphaera oculata probably does not belong to this genus, as it lacks some important morphological features typical of Spinosphaera. This way, on the posterior thoracic chaetigers it lacks (against having) alimbate and serrate chaetae with blade at an angle with the shaft, and 'spinosphaera chaetae', on the anterior and posterior tier of the bundle, respectively, it has 41 pairs of notopodia (against 20-23), and the uncini arranged in double rows end close to the pygidium (against ending near segment 44, where notopodia end). The correct taxonomic placement of the species is subordinate to an ongoing phylogenetic analysis of the group, in preparation by the same authors. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Tomales Point, ocean side, central California, USA, Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate 38.24°, -122.9955°), intertidal, rocky habitats. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332040
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2008). Spinosphaera oculata. 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=332040 on 2017-08-23
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