WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpio magnus Day, 1955

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

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Simonstown (= Simon's Town), Western Cape...  
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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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Intertidal. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of South Africa (Simonstown,...  
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...  
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 editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]
Traits (2008). Spio magnus Day, 1955. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338563 on 2017-12-17

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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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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 
 

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]
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]