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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio acuta Treadwell, 1914 
AphiaID: 338442

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 editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio acuta (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) acuta (Treadwell, 1914)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio Fabricius, 1785
Sources  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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/108188#page/237/mode/1up
page(s): 199 [details]

source of synonymy Delgado-Blas, V. H. (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]

source of synonymy Hartman, O. (1936). Nomenclatural changes involving California polychaete worms. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 26(1): 31-32., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123166#page/43/mode/1up
note: To Nerinides [details]

source of synonymy Pettibone, M. 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.
note: To Scolelepis (as synonymy with S. squamata) [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype UCB [not known], locality San Diego Bay (San Diego shore, estimated as approx 32.6826 -117.1869) [details]
From editor or global species database
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338442
Edit history
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-02-14 04:04:14Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Spio acuta Treadwell, 1914. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338442 on 2015-02-28
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