WoRMS name details

Spirobranchus cruciger (Grube, 1862)

369296  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:369296)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
Cymospira tricornis Baird, 1865 (subjective synonym)
Pomatoceros crucigera Grube, 1862 (superseded original combination)
Serpula (Pomatoceros) crucigera Grube, 1862 (superseded original combination)
marine
Not documented
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Spirobranchus cruciger (Grube, 1862). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=369296 on 2018-12-13
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2008-11-04 09:11:02Z
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2017-06-28 12:09:14Z
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additional source Stagl, V., & H. Sattmann & P.C. Dworschak (1996) The material of the Pola Red Sea expeditions (1895-1898) in the collections of the Natural History Museum in Vienna. pp.29-41 in: F. Uiblein & J. Ott & M. Stachowitsch (eds) 1996.- Deep-sea and extreme shallow-water habitats: affinities and adaptations. Biosystematics and Ecology Series 11: 29-41. [details]   

source of synonymy Willette, D. A.; Iñiguez, A. R.; Kupriyanova, E. K.; Starger, C. J.; Varman, T.; Toha, A. H.; Maralit, B. A.; Barber, P. H. (2015). Christmas tree worms of Indo-Pacific coral reefs: untangling the Spirobranchus corniculatus (Grube, 1862) complex. <em>Coral Reefs.</em> Efirst [1-6]., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-015-1294-y [details]   

new combination reference Fiege, D., Hove, Harry A. ten. 1999. Redescription of Spirobranchus gaymardi (Quatrefages, 1866) (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) from the Indo-Pacific with remarks on the Spirobranchus giganteus complex. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London 126: 355-364.
page(s): 362 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment part of the group of taxa brought together by ten Hove (1970) under the subspecific name Spirobranchus giganteus corniculatus, which in the meantime is thought to be a complex of species in itself: Spirobranchus corniculatus-complex, see Fiege & ten Hove (1999 fig.4) for a graphic overview. The morphotype S. cruciger is not supported by DNA, and synonymised with S. corniculatus (by Willette et al 2015). There is a lot of confusion in the existing identifications of circumtropical "Sp. giganteus", but the use of the latter binomen should be restricted to the specimens from the Caribbean. [details]

Spelling Alternative: crucigerus, crucigera [details]