WoRMS taxon details

Sphaerodoropsis spissum (Benham, 1921)

334819  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:334819)

accepted
Species
Sphaerodoridium spissum (Benham, 1921) (superseded recombination)
Sphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921 (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofSphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921) Benham, W.B. (1921). Polychaeta. Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Scientific Reports, Series C - Zoology and Botany. 6(3): 1-128., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.16201 [details]   
Type locality contained in Macquarie Island  
type locality contained in Macquarie Island [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Distribution Capa & Bakken 2015 indicate Augener's (1927) mainland Australia record is doubtful: "should not be considered to be a part...  
Distribution Capa & Bakken 2015 indicate Augener's (1927) mainland Australia record is doubtful: "should not be considered to be a part of the continental Australian fauna, and should be considered known only from the original description." [specimens from Macquarie Island, south of New Zealand] Authors do not comment on the apparent distribution of Sphaerodoropsis heteropapillata, which Hartmann-Schröder recorded from Macquarie as well as Australia. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Sphaerodoropsis spissum (Benham, 1921). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=334819 on 2018-05-23
Date
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description  (ofSphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921) Benham, W.B. (1921). Polychaeta. Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Scientific Reports, Series C - Zoology and Botany. 6(3): 1-128., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.16201 [details]   

basis of record Fauchald, K. (1974). Sphaerodoridae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from world-wide areas. Journal of Natural History. 8(3): 257-289., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937400770241 [details]   

status source Capa, Maria; Bakken, Torkild. (2015). Revision of the Australian Sphaerodoridae (Annelida) including the description of four new species. Zootaxa. 4000(2): 227-267., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4000.2.3
page(s): 262; note: seem to suggest as indeterminable without holotype examination. No mention of holotype whereabouts [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofSphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921) Fauchald, K. (1974). Sphaerodoridae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from world-wide areas. Journal of Natural History. 8(3): 257-289., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937400770241 [details]   

basis of record  (ofSphaerodoridium spissum (Benham, 1921)) Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofSphaerodoridium spissum (Benham, 1921)) Lützen, Jörgen 1961. Sur une nouvelle espèce de polychète Sphaerodoridium commensalis n.g, n.sp. (Polychaeta Errantia, famille des Sphaerodoridae) vivant en commensal de Terebellides stroemi Sars. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 2: 409-416. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Syntype [from synonym] unknown, locality Macquarie Island (Macquarie Island, subantarctic south of New Zealand, collected by shore party. -54.7029, 158.8802 by gazetteer) [view taxon]
From editor or global species database
Distribution Capa & Bakken 2015 indicate Augener's (1927) mainland Australia record is doubtful: "should not be considered to be a part of the continental Australian fauna, and should be considered known only from the original description." [specimens from Macquarie Island, south of New Zealand] Authors do not comment on the apparent distribution of Sphaerodoropsis heteropapillata, which Hartmann-Schröder recorded from Macquarie as well as Australia. [details]