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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirobranchus giganteus giganteus (Pallas, 1766) 
AphiaID: 335846

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 editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirobranchus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirobranchus giganteus (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766)
Rank Subspecies
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766)
Sources  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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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Note 
From editor or global species database
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:335846
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-03-17 14:53:29Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2010-03-10 20:53:43Z  changed  ten Hove, Harry
  
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  Citation: ten Hove, H. (2014). Spirobranchus giganteus giganteus (Pallas, 1766). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=335846 on 2014-09-15
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