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Polychaeta name details

Euspio McIntosh, 1915

325792  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325792)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus
Euspio mesnili McIntosh, 1915 accepted as Spio mesnili (McIntosh, 1915) (type by subsequent designation)

Species Euspio gravieri McIntosh, 1915 accepted as Malacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861) (subjective synonym)
Species Euspio mesnili McIntosh, 1915 accepted as Spio mesnili (McIntosh, 1915) (superseded original combination)
Species Euspio multioculata Rioja, 1918 accepted as Spio multioculata (Rioja, 1918) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
McIntosh, William Carmichel. (1915). Polychaeta, Opheliidae to Ammocharidae. <em>A Monograph of the British Marine Annelids.</em> The Ray Society, London, 3 (1): i-viii, 1-368 (text)., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38532650
page(s): 176 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Foster (1971:33) stated she designates Euspio...  
From editor or global species database
Type species Foster (1971:33) stated she designates Euspio mesnili as type species of Euspio. E. mesnili precedes E. gravieri in McIntosh (1915:176 - British Annelid monograph) where they and the genus are first described. [details]
Etymology Not stated. The name of the genus is composed by the prefix eu-, meaning 'true' or 'genuine', followed by the name of the...  
Etymology Not stated. The name of the genus is composed by the prefix eu-, meaning 'true' or 'genuine', followed by the name of the genus Spio Fabricius, 1785, type of the family Spionide Grube, 1850, and probably it intended to highlight the closeness between the two genera: "Body as in Spio [...]. Bristles as in Spio" (McIntosh, 1915: 176). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Euspio McIntosh, 1915. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325792 on 2019-06-16
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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2012-09-29 06:42:25Z
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2017-11-22 18:08:56Z
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original description McIntosh, William Carmichel. (1915). Polychaeta, Opheliidae to Ammocharidae. <em>A Monograph of the British Marine Annelids.</em> The Ray Society, London, 3 (1): i-viii, 1-368 (text)., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38532650
page(s): 176 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Foster, Nancy Marie. (1971). Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 36(129): 1-183., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506046
page(s): 33 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Diagnosis Original diagnosis by McIntosh (1915: 176): "Snout with a bluntly bifid median rostrum and a bulging process of the peristomium on each side. Eyes, two or three pairs on each side of the median ridge. Body as in Spio, but terminating in two dorsal and two ventral subulate cirri, the dorsal being thicker. Branchiae from the first foot to the posterior end. Bristles as in Spio." [details]

Etymology Not stated. The name of the genus is composed by the prefix eu-, meaning 'true' or 'genuine', followed by the name of the genus Spio Fabricius, 1785, type of the family Spionide Grube, 1850, and probably it intended to highlight the closeness between the two genera: "Body as in Spio [...]. Bristles as in Spio" (McIntosh, 1915: 176). [details]

Type species Foster (1971:33) stated she designates Euspio mesnili as type species of Euspio. E. mesnili precedes E. gravieri in McIntosh (1915:176 - British Annelid monograph) where they and the genus are first described. [details]