WoRMS name details

Spio magnus Day, 1955

338563  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338563)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, J. H. (1955). The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology. 42(287): 407-452., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1955.tb02216.x
page(s): 413, fig. 2a-g [details]   
Note Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, 18.43°), intertidal, sea shore. [details]
Depth range Intertidal.  
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of South Africa (Simonstown, Western Cape Province).  
Distribution Atlantic coast of South Africa (Simonstown, Western Cape Province). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet magnus is a Latin adjective meaning 'large', 'big' or 'great', and presumaly refers to the...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet magnus is a Latin adjective meaning 'large', 'big' or 'great', and presumaly refers to the size of the syntypes, with the largest anterior fragment being described as being 70 mm long, 4.5 mm wide at the 20th segment and having 105 segments, while ''Most species of the genus Spio are small (ca. 20 mm.)'' (Day, 1955: 413). [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus.  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Spio magnus Day, 1955. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338563 on 2018-06-24
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Day, J. H. (1955). The Polychaeta of South Africa. Part 3. Sedentary species from Cape shores and estuaries. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology. 42(287): 407-452., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1955.tb02216.x
page(s): 413, fig. 2a-g [details]   

new combination reference Day, J.H. (1967). A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. British Museum (Natural History). London. vol 1 & vol 2, 1-878., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596
page(s): 482, fig. 18.6.p-t; note: as Dispio magna [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype NHMUK 1961.16.59-60, locality Simon's Town (Simonstown, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, 18.43°); intertidal, sea shore) [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of South Africa (Simonstown, Western Cape Province). [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet magnus is a Latin adjective meaning 'large', 'big' or 'great', and presumaly refers to the size of the syntypes, with the largest anterior fragment being described as being 70 mm long, 4.5 mm wide at the 20th segment and having 105 segments, while ''Most species of the genus Spio are small (ca. 20 mm.)'' (Day, 1955: 413). [details]

Habitat Intertidal sea shore. [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Type locality Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, 18.43°), intertidal, sea shore. [details]