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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio spongicola Wesenberg-Lund, 1958 
AphiaID: 338541

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 editorPrionospio (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio spongicola (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionospio Malmgren, 1867
Sources  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. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands, 8: 1-41.
page(s): 19 [details]

source of synonymy Foster, Nancy Marie 1971. Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands, 36(129): 1-183. [details]

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-013-0372-1
page(s): 123 [includes redescription] [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype BMNH BMNH-1958.1.27.1 [details]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Was synonymised with P. heterobranchia by Foster. Delgado-Blas (2014) redescribes as valid [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338541
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2014-07-10 02:59:47Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2014-07-13 22:43:19Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Prionospio spongicola Wesenberg-Lund, 1958. 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=338541 on 2014-11-28
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