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NameMei├čner, Karin 2005. Revision of the genus Spiophanes (Polychaeta, Spionidae); with new synonymies, new records and descriptions of new species. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin Zoologische Reihe [Now Zoosystematics and Evolution] 81(1): 3-65.
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NoteWorld Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
AbstractThe paper presents a comprehensive revision of the genus Spiophanes (Polychaeta, Spionidae) based on type material. The identity of Spiophanes kroyeri, the type species of the genus, is fixed by lectotype designation. Enhanced diagnoses with illustrations, notes on their distribution and comments on species identification for all valid species are provided. S. chilensis Hartmann-Schroeder, 1965 and S. soderstromi Hartman, 1953 are synonymized with S. duplex (Chamberlin, 1919). S. kroyeri reyssi Laubier, 1964 is raised to species status. S. fimbriata and S. malayensis are considered as valid species not synonymous with S. kroyeri. Also, 8 species are newly described: S. algidus, S. mediterraneus, S. inflatus, S. afer, S. kimballi, S. similis, S. longisetus and S. aucklandicus. An identification key to species of Spiophanes is given.
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpiophanes Grube, 1860 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpiophanes Grube, 1860 (identification resource)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpiophanes kroyeri Grube, 1860 (redescription)
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