WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio blakei Maciolek, 1990

332052  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332052)

accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, 1978 (junior primary homonym to Spio martinensis pacifica)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Maciolek, Nancy J. 1990. A redescription of some species belonging to the genus Spio and Microspio (Polychaeta: Annelida) and descriptions of three new species from Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Natural History, 24: 1109-1141., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939000770701
page(s): 1 110; note: new name 'blakei' for Spio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, 1978, a junior primary homonym [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Same as the name it replaces, Spio pacifica,...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Same as the name it replaces, Spio pacifica, the type locality of Spio blakei is Towra Point, near Kurnell, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidally to 4-10 m (Australia), 20 m...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidally to 4-10 m (Australia), 20 m (Pacific Costa Rica), and 74 m (Baja California).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Australia: Queensland, New South Wales, and...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Australia: Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. American Pacific coasts: Mexico; Costa Rica (Golfo de Nicoya).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Spio blakei is a replacement name for Spio...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Spio blakei is a replacement name for Spio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, which is a junior homonym [details]
WoRMS (2008). Spio blakei Maciolek, 1990. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332052 on 2017-12-17

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original description Maciolek, Nancy J. 1990. A redescription of some species belonging to the genus Spio and Microspio (Polychaeta: Annelida) and descriptions of three new species from Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Natural History, 24: 1109-1141., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939000770701
page(s): 1 110; note: new name 'blakei' for Spio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, 1978, a junior primary homonym [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, 1978) 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 [details]   

redescription Meißner, Karin; Götting, Miriam. (2015). Spionidae (Annelida: ‘Polychaeta’: Canalipalpata) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia: the genera Malacoceros, Scolelepis, Spio, Microspio, and Spiophanes. Zootaxa. 4019(1): 378-413., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4019.1.15
page(s): 394-399, figs. 5-7 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, 1978) Maciolek, Nancy J. 1990. A redescription of some species belonging to the genus Spio and Microspio (Polychaeta: Annelida) and descriptions of three new species from Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Natural History, 24: 1109-1141., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939000770701
page(s): 1 110; note: new name 'blakei' for Spio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, 1978, a junior primary homonym [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidally to 4-10 m (Australia), 20 m (Pacific Costa Rica), and 74 m (Baja California).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Australia: Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. American Pacific coasts: Mexico; Costa Rica (Golfo de Nicoya).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment The range of reported habitats and distribution for Spio blakei is remarkable as it apparently occurs from brackish harbour waters in mainland Australia to 74 m off Baja California Sur, Mexico. Possibly records outside Australia are similar species. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Intertidally to 4-10 m in sand, fine sand and sandy mud, including estuaries, in salinities of 29.8-35‰ (Australia), and in subtidal muddy sand (Pacific Costa Rica).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Spio blakei is a replacement name for Spio pacifica Blake & Kudenov, which is a junior homonym [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Same as the name it replaces, Spio pacifica, the type locality of Spio blakei is Towra Point, near Kurnell, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia [details]