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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio magnus Day, 1955 
AphiaID: 338563

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 magnus (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDispio magna (Day, 1955)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio Fabricius, 1785
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio magnus Day, 1955
Sources  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]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in South Africa [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype 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]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of South Africa (Simonstown, Western Cape Province). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Intertidal sea shore. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape Province, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate -34.19°, 18.43°), intertidal, sea shore. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338563
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2008). Spio magnus. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338563 on 2017-08-22
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