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NameMeißner, 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.
DOI10.1002/mmnz.200310001 [view]
Type Publication
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.
Taxonomic
term
Polychaeta
Taxa
(3)
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)
Distributions
(8)
Auckland Islands for Spiophanes aucklandicus Meißner, 2005
Balear Sea for Spiophanes afer Meißner, 2005
Crozet Islands for Spiophanes algidus Meißner, 2005
Durban for Spiophanes inflatus Meißner, 2005
Greenland Sea for Spiophanes kroyeri Grube, 1860
Israeli Exclusive Economic Zone for Spiophanes mediterraneus Meißner, 2005
Northern California for Spiophanes kimballi Meißner, 2005
United States part of the North Atlantic Ocean for Spiophanes longisetus Meißner, 2005
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