WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpiogalea Aguirrezabalaga & Ceberio, 2005

390992  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:390992)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Aguirrezabalaga, F.; Ceberio, A. (2005). Spionidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Capbreton Canyon (Bay of Biscay, NE Atlantic) with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Marine Biology Research. 1(4): 267-280., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000500262066
page(s): 276-277 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name is composed by the root Spio, from the name of the type genus of the family Spionidae, Spio Fabricius,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name is composed by the root Spio, from the name of the type genus of the family Spionidae, Spio Fabricius, 1785, and the Latin noun galea, meaning 'helmet', and refers to the presence of chitinous plates surrounding the prostomium, with the appearance of a helmet.  [details]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Spiogalea Aguirrezabalaga & Ceberio, 2005. 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=390992 on 2018-01-17

Date
action
by
2009-04-08 09:14:03Z
created
2011-01-18 22:58:16Z
changed
2016-02-05 15:56:43Z
changed

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original description Aguirrezabalaga, F.; Ceberio, A. (2005). Spionidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Capbreton Canyon (Bay of Biscay, NE Atlantic) with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Marine Biology Research. 1(4): 267-280., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000500262066
page(s): 276-277 [details]   

emendation (re-diagnosis of genus) Peixoto, Antonio J.M.; Paiva, Paulo C. (2017). A new species of Spiogalea (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Brazil, with an amended diagnosis of the genus. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 97(05): 955-960., available online at https://doi.org/10.1017/s0025315417000509
page(s): 956-957 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Amended diagnosis by Peixoto & Paiva (2017: 956-957): "Prostomium anteriorly rounded or with short anterolateral projections, narrowing posteriorly, with caruncle. Nuchal organs absent. Two chevron-shaped chitinous plates or single chitinous plate surrounding anterior part of prostomium. Eyes absent. Peristomium well developed forming posteriorly open collar that surrounds prostomium. Branchiae absent. Parapodia of first chaetiger reduced, lacking notopodial postchaetal lobe and with small neuropodial postchaetal lobe. Subsequent parapodia larger, well-developed with rounded noto- and neuropodial postchaetal lobes. Posterior notopodial lobes connected by low dorsal ridge or ridges absent. Notopodial chaetae all capillary or capillaries and multidentate hooded hooks on posterior chaetigers. Posterior neuropodia with long-shafted, multidentate hooded hooks, with complete hood. Sabre chaetae present. Pygidium morphology uncertain, possibly rounded with a pair of small anal cirri.[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Aguirrezabalaga & Ceberio (2005: 276-277): "Prostomium anteriorly rounded, narrowing posteriorly, with caruncle. Two chevron-shaped, < >, chitinous plates surrounding anterior part of prostomium. Eyes absent. Peristomium well developed forming posteriorly open collar that surrounds prostomium. Branchiae absent. Parapodia of first chaetiger reduced, lacking notopodial postchaetal lobe and with small neuropodial postchaetal lobe. Subsequent parapodia larger, well-developed with rounded noto- and neuropodial postchaetal lobes. Posterior notopodial lobes connected by low dorsal ridge. All notopodial chaetae capillary. Posterior neuropodia with long-shafted, multidentate hooded hooks, with complete hood. Sabre chaetae present. Pygidium morphology uncertain, possibly rounded with pair of small anal cirri."  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name is composed by the root Spio, from the name of the type genus of the family Spionidae, Spio Fabricius, 1785, and the Latin noun galea, meaning 'helmet', and refers to the presence of chitinous plates surrounding the prostomium, with the appearance of a helmet.  [details]