WoRMS taxon details

Prionospio spongicola Wesenberg-Lund, 1958

338541  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338541)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Wesenberg-Lund, Elise. (1958). Lesser Antillean polychaetes chiefly from brackish waters, with a survey and a bibliography of fresh and brackish water polychaetes. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 8: 1-41., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506173
page(s): 19 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  BMNH BMNH-1958.1.27.1, verbatimGeounit...  
Holotype BMNH BMNH-1958.1.27.1, verbatimGeounit Gasparee Cave, Gaspa... [details]
Note Gasparee Cave, Point Baleine on the...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Gasparee Cave, Point Baleine on the north-eastern side of Gasparo Grande Island, Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean Sea (Wesenberg-Lund, 1958 and fide Delgado-Blas, 2014). Noting Hartman catalogue has the locality as Curaçao which is wrong. This may have been an assumption based on the the journal title of Wesenberg-Lund's original article. Wesenberg-Lund records the salinity of the cave water as much below saline, but there is a connection to the sea. [details]
Taxonomy Was synonymised with P. heterobranchia by Foster. Delgado-Blas (2014) redescribes as valid  
Taxonomy Was synonymised with P. heterobranchia by Foster. Delgado-Blas (2014) redescribes as valid [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Prionospio spongicola Wesenberg-Lund, 1958. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338541 on 2020-01-25
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-07-10 02:59:47Z
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2014-07-13 22:43:19Z
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original description Wesenberg-Lund, Elise. (1958). Lesser Antillean polychaetes chiefly from brackish waters, with a survey and a bibliography of fresh and brackish water polychaetes. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 8: 1-41., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506173
page(s): 19 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Foster, Nancy Marie. (1971). Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 36(129): 1-183., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506046 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Delgado-Blas, V. H. 2014. Redescriptions and reestablishments of some species belonging to the genus Prionospio (Polychaeta, Spionidae) and descriptions of three new species. Helgoland Marine Research 68(1): 113-132, available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10152-013-0372-1
page(s): 123 [includes redescription] [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Holotype BMNH BMNH-1958.1.27.1, verbatimGeounit Gasparee Cave, Gaspa... [details]
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Was synonymised with P. heterobranchia by Foster. Delgado-Blas (2014) redescribes as valid [details]

Type locality Gasparee Cave, Point Baleine on the north-eastern side of Gasparo Grande Island, Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean Sea (Wesenberg-Lund, 1958 and fide Delgado-Blas, 2014). Noting Hartman catalogue has the locality as Curaçao which is wrong. This may have been an assumption based on the the journal title of Wesenberg-Lund's original article. Wesenberg-Lund records the salinity of the cave water as much below saline, but there is a connection to the sea. [details]

Type specimen Wesenberg-Lund (1958:19) "Only a single imperfect specimen is to hand, extracted from a tiny bit of sponge; it consists only of about 30 anterior segments and is approximately 4 mm long, but the branchial region is so characteristic that I venture to describe the fragment as belonging to a hitherto undescribed species [details]