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Spirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766)

209944  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:209944)

accepted
Species
Cymospira bicornis (Abildgaard, 1789) · unaccepted (superseded subsequent...)  
superseded subsequent recombination of subjective synonym
Cymospira cervina Quatrefages, 1866 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Cymospira megasoma Quatrefages, 1866 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Olga elegantissima Jones, 1962 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Penicillum marinum Seba, 1758 · unaccepted (pre Linnaean name)
Pomatoceros oerstedi Voss & Voss, 1955 · unaccepted (nomen nudum, subjective synonym)
Serpula (Cymospira) gigantea Pallas, 1766 · unaccepted (superseded subgenus combination)
Serpula (Galeolaria) gigantea (Pallas, 1776) · unaccepted (superseded recombination)
Serpula bicornis (Abildgaard, 1789) · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Serpula gigantea Pallas, 1766 · unaccepted (synonym)
Spirobranchus (Cymospira) giganteus (Pallas, 1776) · unaccepted (superseded subgenus recombination)
Spirobranchus giganteus microceras Mörch, 1863 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Spirobranchus giganteus tricornis Mörch, 1863 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Spirobranchus tricornis Mörch, 1863 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Terebella bicornis Abildgaard, 1789 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)

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(of Serpula gigantea Pallas, 1766) Pallas, P.S. (1766) Miscellanea zoologica. Quibus novae imprimis atque obscurae animalium species describuntur et observationibus iconibusque illustrantur. Petrum van Cleef. Hagí Comitum., xii + 224 pp.;14 pls., available online at https://archive.org/details/pspallasmedicina00pall
page(s): 139; note: Serpula gigantea (in large font) is title of a section, beginning p.139 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Caribbean Sea  
type locality contained in Caribbean Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2024). World Polychaeta Database. Spirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=209944 on 2024-04-23
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original description  (of Serpula gigantea Pallas, 1766) Pallas, P.S. (1766) Miscellanea zoologica. Quibus novae imprimis atque obscurae animalium species describuntur et observationibus iconibusque illustrantur. Petrum van Cleef. Hagí Comitum., xii + 224 pp.;14 pls., available online at https://archive.org/details/pspallasmedicina00pall
page(s): 139; note: Serpula gigantea (in large font) is title of a section, beginning p.139 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Cymospira rubus Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, A. de. (1866 (1865)). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <em>Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris.</em> <b>Volume 1.</b> 1-588., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ
page(s): p.542 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Olga elegantissima Jones, 1962) Jones, Meredith L. (1962). On some polychaetous annelids from Jamaica, the West Indies. <em>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.</em> 124(5): 169-212, plate 52., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2246/1213 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Spirobranchus tricornis Mörch, 1863) Mörch, O. A. L. (1863). Revisio critica Serpulidarum. Et Bidrag til Rørormenes Naturhistorie. <em>Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift København.</em> Ser. 3, 1: 347-470, pl. 11 [also issued as a separate, 1–124, pl. 11]., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/naturhistoriskti01copeuoft
page(s): 404 [details]   

original description  (of Spirobranchus giganteus microceras Mörch, 1863) Mörch, O. A. L. (1863). Revisio critica Serpulidarum. Et Bidrag til Rørormenes Naturhistorie. <em>Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift København.</em> Ser. 3, 1: 347-470, pl. 11 [also issued as a separate, 1–124, pl. 11]., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/naturhistoriskti01copeuoft
page(s): 404 [details]   

original description  (of Spirobranchus giganteus tricornis Mörch, 1863) Mörch, O. A. L. (1863). Revisio critica Serpulidarum. Et Bidrag til Rørormenes Naturhistorie. <em>Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift København.</em> Ser. 3, 1: 347-470, pl. 11 [also issued as a separate, 1–124, pl. 11]., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/naturhistoriskti01copeuoft
page(s): 404 [details]   

original description  (of Cymospira cervina Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, A. de. (1866 (1865)). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <em>Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris.</em> <b>Volume 1.</b> 1-588., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ
page(s): p.544 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Cymospira megasoma Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, A. de. (1866 (1865)). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <em>Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris.</em> <b>Volume 1.</b> 1-588., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ
page(s): p.541 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Terebella bicornis Abildgaard, 1789) Abildgaard, P.C. (1789). Beschreibung 1. einer grossen Seeblase (Holothuria priapus Linn.) 2. zween Arten des Steinbohrers (Terebella Linn.) 3.einer grossen Sandroehre (Sabella Linn.). <em>Schriften der Berlinischen Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde.</em> 9: 133-146, plates 3-4., available online at http://ds.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/viewer/!toc/1923584_012/36/LOG_0006/ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Penicillum marinum Seba, 1758) Seba, A. (1734-1765). Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physiees historiam : Opus, cui, in hoc rerum genere, nullum par exstitit / Description exacte des principales curiosités naturelles du magnifique cabinet d'Albert Seba. 4 vols (v1 1734, v2 1735, v3 1759, v4 1765), Amstelaedami :Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios & J. Wetstenium & Gul. Smith., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/62760
page(s): 39, plate XVI figure 7 [volume 3] [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Lam KKY. (2003). Epibenthic community development on an experimental pulverised ful ash (PFA) artifical reef. In: Morton B, editor. Asian Marine Biology 18.Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. pp 71-90. [details]   

basis of record Day, J. H. (1967). [Sedentaria] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. 459–842., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

additional source Streftaris, N., A. Zenetos & E. Papathanassiou. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. <em>Oceanogry and Marine Biology: an Annual Review.</em> 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fauchald, K.; Granados-Barba, A.; Solís-Weiss, V. (2009). Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp (eds.). <em>Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity.</em> Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas., available online at https://books.google.es/books?id=CphA8hiwaFIC&lpg=PR1&pg=PA751 [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription ten Hove, Harry A. (1970). Serpulinae (Polychaeta) from the Caribbean: I - The genus <i>Spirobranchus</i>. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 32: 1-57, plates I-V., available online at https://repository.naturalis.nl/pub/506140 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

biology source Smith, Richard. (1984). Development and settling of Spirobranchus giganteus (Polychaeta; Serpulidae),. <em>[Book chapter].</em> p. 461-483 In Proceedings of the First International Polychaete Conference, Sydney, Australia, 1983: Sydney, The Linnean Society of New South Wales, P. Hutchings editor.
note: Possibly this worm studied was Spirobranchus tetraceros, as the location was Australia [details]   

biology source Smith, Richard Stewart. (1985). Photoreceptors of serpulid polychaetes. <em>[thesis].</em> pp. 1-424, Ph.D. thesis James Cook University, Queensland, Australia., available online at http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/24188
note: Possibly this worm studied was Spirobranchus tetraceros, as the location was Australia [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment In 1970, ten Hove split up the "circumtropical" Spirobranchus of authors in three what he at that time thought to be subspecies, in the meantime all recognized as species-complexes by themselves, totalling some 10 different species, see Fiege & ten Hove (1999 fig.4) for a graphic overview. 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. All non-Caribbean records should be re-identified, some nominal "S. giganteus" even more likely belong to S. tetraceros. [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
LanguageName 
English spiral-gilled tubewormChristmas tree worm  [details]
German WeihnachtsbaumwurmWeihnachtsbaum-RöhrenwurmTannenbäumchen-RöhrenwurmSpiralröhrenwurmBunter Spiralröhrenwurm  [details]
Japanese イバラカンザシ  [details]