WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio acuta Treadwell, 1914

338442

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338442

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Treadwell, Aaron L. (1914). Polychaetous annelids of the Pacific Coast in the collections of the Zoological Museum of the University of California. University of California Publications in Zoology. 13(8): 175-234, plates 11-12., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34806017
page(s): 199-201, plate 11 figs. 14-20 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Author states San Diego rather than San Diego...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Author states San Diego rather than San Diego Bay as the collection site. It is not known that the worms were collected on the shore, but this is likely with Scolelepis, and the geolocation is thus approximated as 32.6826, -117.1869 (or nearby). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated, probably shallow water.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated, probably shallow water. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pacific coast of the USA: San Diego (California).  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pacific coast of the USA: San Diego (California). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet acuta is a Latin participle meaning 'sharpened', and refers presumably to the very acute prostomium of the species. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Spio acuta has undergone several...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Spio acuta has undergone several recombinations, but is long considered to be what is now a Scolelepis, and not a Spio. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Author states San Diego rather than San Diego...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Author states San Diego rather than San Diego Bay as the collection site. It is not known that the worms were collected on the shore, but this is likely with Scolelepis, and the geolocation is thus approximated as 32.6826, -117.1869 (or nearby). [details]
Read, G. (2015). Spio acuta Treadwell, 1914. 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=338442 on 2017-11-18

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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-02-14 04:04:14Z
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original description Treadwell, Aaron L. (1914). Polychaetous annelids of the Pacific Coast in the collections of the Zoological Museum of the University of California. University of California Publications in Zoology. 13(8): 175-234, plates 11-12., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34806017
page(s): 199-201, plate 11 figs. 14-20 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Light, William J. (1977). Spionidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from San Francisco Bay, California: a revised list with nomenclatural changes, new records, and comments on related species from the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 90(1): 66-88., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39057814
page(s): 73-75, figs. 2a-f, 3a-b; note: confirms Pettibone's (1963) synonymy with Scolelepis squamata [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Delgado-Blas, Víctor Hugo. (2006). Partial revision of Scolelepis (Polychaeta : Spionidae) from the Grand Caribbean Region, with the description of two new species and a key to species recorded in the area. Contributions to Zoology. 75(1-2): 75-97., available online at http://dpc.uba.uva.nl/ctz/vol75/nr01/art03
note: To Scolelepis (Scolelepis) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1936). Nomenclatural changes involving California polychaete worms. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 26(1): 31-32., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39872214
note: To Nerinides [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Pettibone, Marian H. (1963). Revision of some genera of polychaete worms of the family Spionidae, including the description of a new species of Scolelepis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 89-104., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34604970
note: To Scolelepis (as synonymy with S. squamata) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype UCB [not known], locality San Diego Bay (San Diego shore, estimated as approx 32.6826 -117.1869) [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated, probably shallow water. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pacific coast of the USA: San Diego (California). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet acuta is a Latin participle meaning 'sharpened', and refers presumably to the very acute prostomium of the species. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Not stated, unknown. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Spio acuta has undergone several recombinations, but is long considered to be what is now a Scolelepis, and not a Spio. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Author states San Diego rather than San Diego Bay as the collection site. It is not known that the worms were collected on the shore, but this is likely with Scolelepis, and the geolocation is thus approximated as 32.6826, -117.1869 (or nearby). [details]