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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirobranchus giganteus giganteus (Pallas, 1766)

335846  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:335846)

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Subspecies
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy  In 1970, ten Hove split up the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy  In 1970, ten Hove split up the "circumtropical" Spirobranchus of authors in three what he at that time thought to be subspecies, in the meantime all recognized as species-complexes by themselves, totalling some 10 different species, see Fiege & ten Hove (1999 fig.4) for a graphic overview. There is a lot of confusion in the existing identifications of circumtropical "Sp. giganteus", but the use of the latter binomen should be restricted to the specimens from the Caribbean. His "subspecies" S. giganteus giganteus nowadays is recognized to be a complex of three, biogeographically separated species: S. giganteus, incrassatus and spinosus. [details]
ten Hove, H. (2010). Spirobranchus giganteus giganteus (Pallas, 1766). 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=335846 on 2017-12-18

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2008-03-17 14:53:29Z
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basis of record Hove, Harry A. ten 1970. Serpulinae (Polychaeta) from the Caribbean: I - the genus Spirobranchus. Studies on the Fauna of CuraƧao and other Caribbean Islands, 32: 1-57. [details]   
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy  In 1970, ten Hove split up the "circumtropical" Spirobranchus of authors in three what he at that time thought to be subspecies, in the meantime all recognized as species-complexes by themselves, totalling some 10 different species, see Fiege & ten Hove (1999 fig.4) for a graphic overview. There is a lot of confusion in the existing identifications of circumtropical "Sp. giganteus", but the use of the latter binomen should be restricted to the specimens from the Caribbean. His "subspecies" S. giganteus giganteus nowadays is recognized to be a complex of three, biogeographically separated species: S. giganteus, incrassatus and spinosus. [details]