WoRMS taxon details

Spio aequalis Ehlers, 1904

332050  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332050)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ehlers, E. (1904). Neuseeländische Anneliden. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse.</em> Neue Folge 3(1): 1-80, 9 plates., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46755553
page(s): 40-42, plate V figs. 18-21, plate VI figs. 1-4 [details]   
Note Waitangi, Chatham Island, New Zealand, South...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Waitangi, Chatham Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate -43.95°, -176.56°). [details]
Depth range Not stated in the original description, shore according to Glasby & Read (1998: 351).  
Depth range Not stated in the original description, shore according to Glasby & Read (1998: 351). [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean: Chatham Island.  
Distribution South Pacific Ocean: Chatham Island. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet aequalis is a Latin adjective meaning 'similar', 'equal' or 'uniform', and may refer to...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet aequalis is a Latin adjective meaning 'similar', 'equal' or 'uniform', and may refer to the parapodia of the species, stated to the be uniformly shaped through the whole length of the species: "Die zweiästigen Ruder sind an allen Segmenten gleichförmig gestaltet und tragen alle Kiemen; die Unterschiede an ihnen sind nur quantitativer Art" (Ehlers, 1904: 41). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Spio aequalis Ehlers, 1904. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332050 on 2018-12-10
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-05-07 06:19:47Z
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original description Ehlers, E. (1904). Neuseeländische Anneliden. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse.</em> Neue Folge 3(1): 1-80, 9 plates., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46755553
page(s): 40-42, plate V figs. 18-21, plate VI figs. 1-4 [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   

redescription Blake, James A. (1984). Four new species of Spionidae (Polychaeta) from New Zealand, with comments on a syntype of <i>Spio aequalis</i> Ehlers from Chatham Island. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 97(1): 148-159., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34553466
page(s): 155-156, fig. 4; note: redescription based on syntype [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype NHMUK 1908.5.9.6, geounit Chatham Island [details]
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Depth range Not stated in the original description, shore according to Glasby & Read (1998: 351). [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean: Chatham Island. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet aequalis is a Latin adjective meaning 'similar', 'equal' or 'uniform', and may refer to the parapodia of the species, stated to the be uniformly shaped through the whole length of the species: "Die zweiästigen Ruder sind an allen Segmenten gleichförmig gestaltet und tragen alle Kiemen; die Unterschiede an ihnen sind nur quantitativer Art" (Ehlers, 1904: 41). [details]

Habitat Not stated in the original description, shore according to Glasby & Read (1998: 351). [details]

Type locality Waitangi, Chatham Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate -43.95°, -176.56°). [details]